Notre Dame High School

10 July 2018

2017 Grad Reflects on Decision to Become Catholic

Aubrie Williams ’17 converted to Catholicism shortly after graduating from Notre Dame High School. In her own words, she reflects on her thought process and reasoning behind the decision.

“When I first started at Notre Dame High School I was a Christian but I wasn’t sure about how I felt about the Catholic faith. It seemed a bit overwhelming until I learned more from the religion teachers, Mrs. DuPont and Mrs. McAra. I became very interested in the history and beliefs of Catholicism. I realized I loved discussing and asking questions to my other Catholic friends. Though I was very interested in Catholicism, I still wasn’t convinced that it was for me. It wasn’t until I graduated that I felt like something was missing. I was upset and surprised at how much I missed Notre Dame. I started going to Mass in Morgantown and it was filling that void. What I was really missing from Notre Dame was the Catholic faith. I decided to talk to Sister Maria about converting to Catholicism. My godparents, Breeana and Chad Johnson, and Gabriel Johnson were a huge help as they had also recently converted and gone through all the RCIA classes. After an amazing journey through the RCIA process, I was baptized and confirmed at the Easter Vigil Mass by Father Casey.”

Williams is pictured at the Easter Vigil Mass with Sister Maria, Gabriel Johnson, Fr. Casey, and Sister Beritha.