*8For me, it means regular trips to the presbytery for extra “Catholic lessons”. It means going to church for family mass on Sundays and not knowing when to sit or stand; **
Good for this dad. May the daughter bring him and her mother to the Catholic Church.
When I was a confirmation teacher, back in the 90s, we had one girl sign herself up for confirmation. Her parents were indifferent about it, but didn’t stand in her way. When her younger brother was old enough, she brought him to class and they both ended up confirmed. I never met her parents. I wonder if they had the faintest idea what a remarkable daughter they had.
Most service books indicate when to sit stand and kneel, too.
My cousin’s husband, after a career in the Marine Corps, became a teacher and went to work in a Catholic school near Philadelphia. Eventually he became principal. Even after the school closed and he moved to another, he remained friends with the priest from the first parish, and finally, he and my cousin both joined the Catholic Church.
When my husband and I joined the Church, my mother said, “Thank God your grandpop is in his grave!” He was a bit prejudiced, having grown up Protestant in Northern Ireland. Now, half of his grandchildren and almost all his great-grandchildren are Catholic.