start by saying that I was baptised Catholic at age 4. Never grew up going to a Catholic Church at all. I attended church with friends and other relatives (Methodist, Assembly of God, Baptist, etc.) So I never learned anything about being Catholic.
I was married in a Catholic Church to a Catholic man. The priest also allowed me to go to Confession and take “First Communion”.
But I still don’t know much about Catholic beliefs.
I will look into RCIA… but am afraid to ask “stupid” questions.
No question is stupid. However, I can’t say the same for the answers you might get.
Does a mass on Saturday (or any other day) “count” as going to mass if you are unable to attend or miss on Sunday for some reason? I have been told that it is a major “sin” to miss mass.
Saturday night Mass counts for your Sunday Obligation. Missing Mass is a mortal sin, but first you need to understand what constitutes committing a mortal sin.
Is attending a wedding with a full mass the same as attending Sunday mass? Not looking for a way out… just curious.
No, a wedding Mass is for the wedding. It does not fulfill the Sunday Obligation.
Do you have to go to confession every week in order to take communion? I mean, I am sure we all do something wrong in the course of a week.
You must go to confession if you have committed a mortal sin and can not take communion until you do so. Venial sins, you can receive communion, but must go to Confession as soon as possible. You don’t have to go every week, unless you commit a mortal sin. Personally, I go about every 4-6 regularly, even though I’m without sin.
What if you go to confession and don’t confess everything to the Preist because you just can’t bring yourself to say something out loud???
You need to confess the sin. If its too embarrassing, go to confession behind the screen. Remember, the priest has probably heard much worse than what you’re holding back, and priest don’t remember who confessed what to them, even when you go face to face. But by all means, go to confession!
What is the repercussions to our family if I look into Catholicism and for some reason decide that it is not for me, but agree to attend for the sake of my husband and our son?
Repercussions? If you don’t accept the teachings of the Church, you can still go to Mass, but you should not take Communion.
That all being said. Look to Jesus for faith in him, before you seek religion. Religion will be nonsense without faith in the reason for religion. When I returned to the Church, I first received faith in Jesus, and I was led to Him by a TV preacher. Once I received faith, Jesus lead me back to my home in the Catholic faith.