[quote="Aeterna, post:1, topic:202736"]
I'm looking for some advice on when to contact my local church about RCIA classes. The problem is that I am not yet a legal adult. My parents are not Christian and while they are not hostile to my interest in conversion I wouldn't consider them supportive either. Would it be appropriate for me to reach out to the parish at this stage in my life? I don't want to get ahead of myself, nor do I want to disobey my parents.
Another potential problem lies in the fact that I will be going to college in a little over a year, most likely in a place hours away from my current home. Would it be better for me to wait until then and to talk with the campus ministry about RCIA?
I hope you can understand my dilemma. I am very excited about RCIA but I do not want to rush into the process.
Aeterna, talk to your parents and talk to the priest at the parish you are considering. Depending on how RCIA is run at the parish, it is a 9 to 18 month process. Some go as long as 2 years. So, there isn't any rushing going on. :) Perhaps your parents won't find any objections to starting RCIA, with the understanding that the process takes time, and there is no pressure to be baptized.
In regards to moving, if you aren't baptized by the time you move, the parish you move into may want you to begin RCIA from the start. I've know a few people where this has happened, and so the process for them was delayed out to 3 years or more.