I'm not Catholic nor have I ever been baptized, yet for various reasons am interested in raising my kids Catholic. However, I really do not want to go through RCIA classes myself. What I would really like to know is if it is possible to just learn the motions to do during mass, so that I look like I'm a Catholic. If I try to become a member of the church will they ask for official "Catholic papers" or just take me at my word that I'm already Catholic?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:22 PM on Feb. 11, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by MamaK88 at 2:26 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
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Answer by Shaneagle777 at 2:56 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Why fake it? I don't get it. If you don't want to be Catholic, then don't be. You don't have to be Catholic to raise your kids in the Catholic faith. I have a friend whose kids go to Catholic school and are being raised Catholic, yet the mom has never converted. Sure, it makes it easier to explain things to them when it comes time for sacraments, etc, but you can still go to mass and participate and not be Catholic. The only thing you cannot do is go to communion.
Answer by anime_mom619 at 3:04 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Answer by anime_mom619 at 3:07 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
You don't need to fake it. You are welcome to come to mass regardless of your background. They only want you to go to RCIA classes if you want to. My husband is Lutheran/Baptist and has considered going to RCIA classes but hasn't yet. No one has approached him or asked him what religion he is. You can get as involved in the church as you are confortable with at the time. Most Church's have classes for kids and adults, outside RCIA , if you are interested in just learning and getting your feet wet about the faith.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 3:11 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
For your kids to make their First Holy Communion then the Church would want to know they were Baptised. This doesn't mean you have to be Baptised yourself. I don't know how old your kids are, but you would not have to go through RICA classes for this. It would help if a family member were Catholic, but my husband isn't Catholic and our kids have been raised Catholic.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 3:15 PM on Feb. 11, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:37 PM on Feb. 11, 2010