Many years, and welcome to the Faith! Fr. John Matusiak came to our parish in Fort Worth, TX during Lent to talk about a building plan; sounds like you definitely second his glowing report of St. Joseph's!
Many Years to you Pedro,
Yes I was truly blessed and fortunate to have Father John Matusiak answer my request for guidance. He is a remarkable man -- and an excellent priest.
The First Liturgy we attended was the First Litury of Lent...My wife and I were immediately struck by the fact that Father John began the liturgy by asking the congregation to forgive him for his failings.....Not exactly something one sees in the RCC!
When I inquired about the process of conversion and how long it would take....he responded by telling me 6-12 months maybe longer...maybe less...My second time asking him this...he was less time specific...and the 3rd time when I asked him less than two weeks before Pascha..."well we could just chrismate you all on Pascha" was his response...You attend regularly. Your family seems confortable with us and mixes with others...and on top of all you get it (i.e. believe and try to follow Orthodox teachings).."
Then he asked me these questions....
Q. If you wanted to talk to a priest who would you call?
Q. When someone asks where you go to Church what would you say?
A. ST. Joseph's OCA
Q. SO do you want us to chrismate you on Pascha?
A. Let me talk to my wife, we'll have an answer after SUnday Liturgy
At Liturgy that Sunday Fr. John announced to the congregation that our family of five would be Chrismated on PAscha along with three others who also happened to be former Catholics...My wife looked at me with questioning eyes that seemed to say "I thought we were going to give him our answer after Liturgy?"
"Well I guess he just put us in the 'Yes' column," I said without waiting for her to ask.
Father John...perceived what was in our hearts I think more clearly than we did...although he would never claim such a thing.
Oh Father John would not appreciate me tooting his horn so loudly and so I will end this now.