My name is Michael (I’m new) and I thought I’d start myself off here on the forums with a question. Hope you don’t mind!
I was raised Catholic, and when I was 18 spent a year in the seminary preparing for the priesthood. Because of some experiences in my life, I never was confirmed in the church, and after leaving the seminary it just never came up again.
Now that I am going to mass again and making an effort to return to my Catholic identity, I’m once again curious about confirmation. I’m wondering if it is important to go through RCIA (though I’m a member of the Church?) or some other process to be confirmed? Is there a value in someone already 25 years old and familiar with the Church to receive this sacrament? My friend and I were talking about it and he mentioned when he was confirmed it was basically a ‘I’ve gotta do it’ experience and no one in his class of 16 year olds really cared. I know as an adult confirmation would mean much more to me, but I’m more concerned with it’s necessity than anything else. What does the Church say about this matter?
Thanks for any insights,