I would describe our experience in RCIA as “OK.” If your questions are not being answered or you think the classes leave something to be desired, try to meet with a priest one-on-one as well.
Start a Conversation with Friends and Family One of the questions I’m asked often is how to break the news to family.
You’re not under any obligation to convert if you go through the program.
Your parish will be happy to let you just sit in, if that’s what you want to do.
Read Up For my husband and I, our conversion was deeply influenced by books.
(Sarah wrote a little review of the latter in one of her recent posts.) Call Your Local Parish Start attending Mass and call up your local Catholic parish and ask how you can learn more about the faith.
Hahn includes many, many Scripture references and his explanation of how sacraments are biblically based is very helpful, especially to those of us coming from a Protestant background. On Being Catholic by Thomas Howard Written by a convert, this book explains facets of the Catholic faith and Catholic worldview and dispels misunderstandings about Catholic teaching that might arise if you’re coming from a Protestant perspective. Beckwith’s explanation of his reversion to Catholicism after being President of the Evangelical Theological Society is a great conversion story.
Crossing the Tiber by Stephen Ray Part I discusses Ray’s conversion story from Protestantism and Parts II and III discuss Baptism and the Holy Eucharist.One way to do this is to attend RCIA classes (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).The classes usually start in the Fall and end at Easter.And I’ll be honest…not all RCIA classes are created equal.I’ve heard about good and bad experiences depending on who’s teaching.
Looking back, there’s some things we would have done differently.