Saturday's mass was very uplifting. During the homily, the priest talked about how prayer works, but you have to help yourself at the same time. God can answer your prayer, but sometimes he has to work through other people.
After the mass, I met the lady who sits behind me. Her name is L, and she is a catechuminate like I am (or will be). After she receives her baptism and eucharist, she is going to become a "consecrated virgin". In other words, she takes this becoming Catholic thing VERY seriously. She seems to be a nice lady. I'm looking forward to getting to know her better.