My story starts about a year ago. The school year had just ended, and I felt a darkness in my life. A dark dreary emptiness, my should was longing for something. At that time though I didn’t know how to fulfill my souls desire. So I started reading many books on different religions, and attending many different church services. I went to a couple mosques, I attended a few services at an orthodox Jewish synagogue, and I looked at many different Protestant denominations. None of them seemed to be right though, and none of them had the theology to back up their claims, and none of them helped to ease my souls suffering.
I had almost given up, but then I remembered. Right across the street from an elementary school was a Catholic parish and school. Deciding to check it out, I attended mass the Sunday after Easter Day. When I entered, I had this strange feeling. It was a sense of peace I had never known, a sense of belonging and fulfillment I had never known. I didn’t understand it at that time, but I knew that I had found it, I knew that I had found my home.
I immediately began to study more about Catholism. Everything facinated me, all the theology, all the history. Everything about Catholisim seemed right to me. It was then that the idea about becoming a priest came into mind. What started as a whisper in my head soon grew and took over my thoughts. I knew that I wanted to be a persist from that moment. However there was one problem, I had to be baptised and confirmed. So I signed up for RCIA and waited for months and months and then RCIA started in September. Now it is January, and I will be welcomed into the church fully on Easter Day. Is it normal for a 16 year old man who isn’t even baptised to have his heart set on the priesthood? I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life. So my question is, what do you think about my is situation? Is it odd for me to feel called to the priesthood at this stage?