Friday, February 22, 2013

Catechumens bring enthusiasm for Catholic faith

Other churches 'seemed like imitations:' Patterson
Patterson was not raised in a church environment, but became drawn to the
Catholic Church, especially the sacraments. (Photo: Western Catholic Reporter)
Richard Patterson became increasingly dissatisfied with the Protestant churches he was involved in. When he met some Catholics through the pro-life movement and started learning about Catholicism over the radio, he was excited to take the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.
“I definitely felt drawn towards the apostolic feature of the Catholic Church, and the liturgy and the choral music,” said Patterson.

More than anything he felt the strong desire to participate in the sacraments.
"Here (in the Catholic Church), you’ve got the real thing, so why accept the parody?” Once he caught a glimpse of what the Catholic Church was about, other churches seemed like imitations.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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