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Jennifer wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • I was baptized a Christian but I am wondering how long would it take for me to become Catholic Christian?


  { How long would it take a baptized Christian to become a Catholic Christian? }

Mike replied:

Hi, Jenn —

We have a FAQ section that addresses this exact question under the topic:

RCIA usually starts in September and those in the classes are baptized on the Easter Vigil.
Depending on your situation and need, the local pastor make be able to shorten the period of time, but we would not recommend it, as this is a good time:

  • to learn what we believe as Catholic Christians
  • meet new family members of the faith, and
  • discover the array of ministries you can participate in at the parish level.

Reading all the questions in the "How do I become Catholic and related questions" section should address any remaining questions you have.

Hope this helps,


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