Now that I have been a Catholic for one year, I am finding that I am still thirsting for info on Catholic doctrine. I read all I can but at almost 60 I am finding it overwhelming. I am raising an 8 year old grandson who was baptized at the same Easter Vigil as my confirmation last year. The Parish that I am going to at the moment is very large, and the smaller ones have no kneelers and seem foreign to me. Please recommend somethings I can do to get a better understanding of my new faith.
Faith seeks understanding.
We always seek to know more about the things or people we love.
You might try, for yourself, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, or its Compendium. Also the Catholic Catechism by the late, great Fr. John Hardon is good for adults. To help with the instruction of your grandchild, to give you ways of putting things in way he can understand, you could look at editions of the Baltimore Catechism, even perhaps finding a way to make a game of memorization (good for you too). There are different editions of the Baltimore Catechism. You can find the one that is age appropriate for an 8 year old. Perhaps a reader here can chime in on which one that would be. There is also My Catholic Faith, a wonderful book.
BTW… I my own conversion process I used Fr. Hardon’s book. Very useful.
If there are any readers who were, shall we say, already “seasoned” when they came into the Catholic Church, perhaps they especially could offer some observations.