After years of living in sin:blush: I have finally decided to do the right thing and get married, much to the delight of my priest (who has never been judgemental towards me even though he must have thought it!).
Trouble is I phoned my original parish for a copy of my Baptism certificate and he cant find an entry for me. He has found my confirmation entry and said I obviously was Baptised otherwise I couldn’t have got confirmed. I remember my Baptism certificate being on the wall at home many years ago but have never seen it for many years either. My parents are no longer alive so I cant even get them to tell the priest when I was Baptised and am having trouble finding out who did go to my Baptism, since it was over 40years ago and many of them are no longer alive either.
I’ve got photos of my communion and confirmation but none of my Baptism. The Priest who was looking for me did say that he has had some trouble in the past finding records as some had never been entered.
I’m feeling rather upset at the moment as I was obviously brought up to believe we are significant to God only to find out that the priest of the time didn’t or couldn’t be bothered to register me. He probably never looked at my records after Baptism as he knew he had Baptised me so would have confirmed it to school when I started, he was there for my Holy Communion, Confirmation and entry to High School. He can’t help me now because he’s dead.
Anyone got any other advice for me on what I can do? I’ll be seeing my present Priest tomorrow but would just like to get advice from others and to be honest probably a bit of sympathy 'Cos I feel as if I’ve had the rug pulled from under me.
Many thanks in anticipation of your help