The Day Of My Life Essay

1073 Words Mar 14th, 2016 5 Pages
On April 11, 1998, I became Catholic and it was the happiest day of my life. I had waited over 25 years to be confirmed and receive communion and because of religious education, my dream had finally come true. Religious education has many facets in the Catholic Church and that night I made a promise to myself that I would learn as many as I could in my lifetime. As a military child, I was always intrigued by the Catholic faith. Every Sunday I would watch the Catholic families pile into their cars to go to Mass. Military families lived, worked, played and even worshiped on base. Therefore, the Catholic Mass really ranked up high in my mind to make families leave every Sunday. The military did have a base chapel, which offered nondenominational services and sometimes offer a Sunday school. We rarely attended. Finally, a Catholic family invited me to attend Mass with them. When I walked into the Catholic Church I felt as if I had finally found where I belonged. The statue of Mary seemed to smile at me and the holy water felt refreshing as my friend taught me how to make the sign of the cross. I watched how each person knew when to kneel, when to stand, all the responses and saying peace be with you, I was mesmerized. “Mom, I want to become Catholic” was the first thing I said when I got home. “No, we are Presbyterian” she replied. “Well, we don’t go to church, so I want to be Catholic,” I said back to her. “We don’t go to church because your father is mad at…

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