I don’t know if this is the best place for this, but here goes:
I am home from college this Christmas vacation and was planning on telling my parents that I am going to become Catholic. I was going to wait and tell them after Christmas because my parents are very devout Southern Baptists and Christmas is a very important holiday to them. However, I now feel that I must tell them sooner, and unfortunately in the process probably ruin Christmas for them. I found out this morning when I went to church with them, that at the Christmas Eve service, they will be offering the “Lord’s Supper.” I do not think I can in good faith and good conscience receive the “Lord’s Supper,” especially since it will be only a month until I become Catholic. I would have to have a very good reason in their minds to not go to the Christmas Eve service and not partake in the “Lord’s Supper.” I’m just looking for a little bit of advice here. What do ya’ll think I should do?
- Tell them I’m becoming Catholic and possibly ruin Christmas
- Go to the Christmas Eve service with my parents and receive a wafer and grape juice, which would be blasphemy against the Body and Blood of Our Lord.
I’m very stuck on what to do. I am ready to tell them, but I wanted to time it so I wouldn’t ruin Christmas for them. However, I do not think I can in good conscience go with them. Thanks for the advice and God Bless!