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Olivia Voros wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am 19 years old and, as a baby, was baptized in the Catholic Church but I was never confirmed or received my First Communion. My parents stopped going to church and, because of that, I did as well because I was too young to understand why.

I feel confused; like I'm missing who I am now. I want to go back and get confirmed so I can fully accept my faith but I'm unsure what steps to take.

  • Can you help me better understand what to do next?

Olivia

  { What is the next step for a teen, whose parents stopped going to Church, to return to the faith? }

Eric replied:

Olivia,

That's really great that you want to complete your entrance into the Church! Surely God is tugging on your heart. Just find your local parish, call them, and explain the situation.

They will put you in the program called (RCIA) the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. You will take some classes (probably starting in the fall), then receive your First Communion and Confirmation probably at the Easter vigil next year.

We'll be praying for you!

Eric Ewanco

Bob replied:

Olivia,

Go to your parish, if it is a good one, for some are better than others.

The best thing for you, would be to have other young adults who you could connect with.

There, inquire about the RCIA program. It fulfills all the formation required for receiving the Sacraments. It generally is a great experience — one that could also form some good friendships for you.

God bless you!

Bob Kirby

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