I thought I would have to wait until fall to start RCIA. However, the parish RCIA contact gave me a call today (killing time waiting at the doctor’s office, bonus!) and we had a nice, brief conversation. He invited me to attend the RCIA session starting… TOMORROW! He also said how thrilled he was to hear that I wanted to convert, which was a nice thing to hear. He seemed very nice and very genuinely excited, and I can’t wait to attend.
I’m a little worried about finding the building, but so excited to go meet some folks in real life and talk about the Church. The RCIA leader and I are also going to meet next week to discuss the (terrifying, to me) situation with my first marriage and going before the Tribunal. Even so, this will be really nice, and at least I will know some folks at Mass! I do understand that I may be unable to be received into the Church for quite a while, depending on the Tribunal, but I don’t mind that… too much
This is a parish that my great aunt attended when she could (she was in a nursing home for a long time), and from which she was buried last year, which is why I contacted them. So I’ve got a family connection to go with the Apostolic connection, too. I’m really thrilled about this opportunity to learn more.