I was raised Catholic, and now I think that's where I belong. Does anyone have experience with RCIA?Answer Question
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If you're a Catholic married outside the church you should have your marriage convalidated (blessed) by the church. It's a wonderful opportunity for you to repeat your vows in front of God - and it can be as simple or as elaborate as you want. Receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation and talking with a priest are a great first step - but you can start attending Mass right away (but you should wait to receive Holy Communion until you've spoken with a priest).
Answer by eringobrough at 10:28 PM on Nov. 3, 2009
RCIA can be helpful for some Catholics. There's also a progarm called "Catholics Returning Home" (CRH) that some parishes offer - check the website of your dioceses or church to see. And there are a few websites - Catholics Come Home and Once Catholic - that are geared towards those interested in returning to the Catholic faith.
Answer by eringobrough at 10:29 PM on Nov. 3, 2009