Sharing with you a baptism story of Yuan Wang, a member of the University of Calgary Catholic Community. Wang is a Mechanical Engineering student at U of C, and he was baptized on Dec. 8 (Solemnity of Immaculate Conception) by Fr. Cristino Bouvette at Sacred Heart Church, Calgary.
After being baptized and living a Catholic Christian life for a couple days now, I can definitely say that I’m so glad I made this decision and I couldn’t be more happy and at peace. However, to be frank, I was a little nervous the last half hour before my baptism. But as the mass began, the nerves started going away and I just got more and more excited. To be supported by so many loving friends and to be part of such an amazing Catholic community is such a big blessing.
I am beyond grateful and so thankful for everyone that has been supporting me and helped me be where I am today. I am super excited and happy to be part of such an awesome family. Being able to receive Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time was an amazing experience. It has given me a whole new meaning to mass. After being a spectator, more or less, for the past 3 years, being able to finally take part in communion has been amazing. It is still surreal and crazy to think about the fact that I’m a Catholic now. This was a crazy and long journey, but everything worked in God’s time. Now it’s the beginning of a new journey as I try my best to live a Catholic Christian life.
Written by: Yuan Wang
Catholic Pastoral Centre Staff and Guest Writers