Being fully initiated into the CATHOLIC CHURCH

United States
March 29, 2008 4:53pm CST
On Saturday, April 15, 2006, the night before Easter, during the Easter Vigil, I was fully initiated into the Catholic Church. I have accepted Jesus as Savior. That helps a lot. It shows that there is great love and peace. I got baptized, confirmed, and finally first communion in the Church. In order for all that to happen, I went through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, which took several months. Included Rite of Acceptance, Sending, the Elect, and so much more. I feel really great about it. I always pray a lot that Christ in the Spirit is always present in our hearts. And we are His Body, the Church. Always learn about the faith. We should confess and admit our sins once in a great while. We need to be loving, helping, and forgiving at all costs. So I will always ask HIM to help us and the whole world.
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@joespez (180)
• United States
10 Apr 08
congratulations! and blessings!
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• United States
23 Apr 08
Thank you. It feels great to have Jesus for a savior in our hearts.
• United States
30 Mar 08
Congratulations. Welcome to Catholicism. Welcome home. Hope you will have a very meaninful journey in your faith. I pray that you may be gifted by God a grace which shall enable you to witness to Christ's teaching in your life. Again, congratulations and may God bless you.
• United States
1 Apr 08
Yeah. Thanks. I always think of God a lot. We know that we are the CHURCH, the Body of Christ; the Temple. God always know what we need. I always think of the Catholic Church, in Christ, through the Holy Spirit, through my heart. I always pray a lot. Especially for all my family. We know that we ask for help from God, especially healing. It is always great that we accepted our Savior, Jesus. HE is always present in our hearts, especially through the Church. We always do well through our faith.
• United States
30 Mar 08
Congratulations and thanks for sharing this with us. It makes me sad when I read some of the negative and hateful things others have written about the Catholic Church. I was taught if you don't have something nice to say, keep your mouth shut. I am also Catholic and find comfort and peace in going to Mass. I do not believe all of their doctrines, however I won't get into here. Just wanted to leave you a positive message.
• United States
3 Apr 08
I understand what you are saying. I know that each of you have your own belief. We know nobody's perfect and GOD understands. We know that everybody's different. To me, I am sure that the Church has a lot to say about this life.
@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
30 Mar 08
Congrats on accepting Jesus as Savior and I am glad for you that you or at peace,I grew up Catholic but don't attend church now but I do pray and ask for forgiveness everyday so I guess that is sorta my church,it takes alot to become Catholic don't it? Well have a great night.
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• United States
1 Apr 08
Thanks. I have always had Jesus as Savior. I always enjoy the services of the Catholic Church. I do remember the angels and saints. I do remember the sacraments and recitations, especially the Rosary. Each of us will go to Mass whenever we can. I pray a lot, too. There is still always a lot to learn. So learn through the Holy Spirit about love and peace.
• Philippines
16 Apr 08
Jake, from your statement, I could say that you are a good person who really seeks God and His righteousness and His True Kingdom. I dont to say words or aything that would hurt your feelings as Catholics, I was once a Catholic...born and raised devotedly by my parents here in the Philippines you know that our country condisered as one of the most religious country in the World. I was a former Choir, guitarist,mentor,CatheQuiz Champ and even I stared in a preparoty seminary...... My only adivise and or pray you that you "read your bible deligently, everyday" and always pray to God with all your heart that He open up the doors of words in your heart. God Bless to You! if you dont mind visiting our website, just a glimpse would be a great gladness for me. esoriano.wordpress.com wwww.truthcaster.com Thanks! --chris