How to become a Catholic

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Catholic (which means ‘Universal’ or world-wide: knowing no political frontiers, cultural, racial or ethnic divide) Church, then this will be of interest to you.

BAPTISM is therefore the formal, or indispensable, step to becoming a Christian member of Christ’s Church. Before this can take place, a person who is interested in becoming a Catholic goes through a period of instruction. This gives you an opportunity to learn about the Faith, ask your questions and deepen your commitment as a Christian. Please approach the Priest of the Parish (the Catholic Church nearest you) where you live in. He or his delegate will explain how you can receive instruction.

Baptism is the first, the “gateway”, to the 7 SACRAMENTS. These are the chief outward signs of Christ’s presence and actions for us, by which He keeps us united; makes us one family, in His love.

If you have already received a valid baptism outside the Catholic Church (meaning it is officially recognized as a baptism by the Catholic Church), then there is no need to repeat this Sacrament. In these circumstances, after instruction (again, which the Priest of the Parish where you live in, will provide) and after a suitable length of time to ensure you can freely and without any pressures undertake this important step, you will be received into FULL COMMUNION with the Catholic Church at a special ceremony in your local church. Through this, you become a full member of Christ’s Church.

FF Infographic Sacraments

Jesus, the Son of God, before ascending into Heaven, commissioned the Church He had founded:

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all
that I have commanded you; and lo,
I am with you always, to the close of the age.

Matthew 28:19-20