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Tony wrote:

Hi, guys —

I can't find the answer to my question from your knowledge base. I grew up as a Catholic and received my First Holy Communion. I never got confirmed since my family moved around a lot.

Then I converted and got baptized as a Seventh Day Adventist prematurely; I made a mistake.

  • How do I convert back to being a Catholic again?
  • Do I need to convert?
  • Do I need to repeat any process?
  • Do need to go through the Confirmation process?

Thank you,

Tony

  { After leaving the Church to become a Seventh Day Adventist, how do I return to the Church? }

Eric replied:

Tony —

All you need to do is go to Confession, unless you married in the meantime to a divorced woman or you yourself got divorced and remarried.

In that case, the divorced part(y/ies) need to get an annulment. Confirmation cannot be repeated so don't worry about that. You don't need to convert as you are technically already Catholic.

Speak to your local priest about the details.

Eric

Mike replied:

Hi, Tony —

While Eric is correct that Confirmation cannot be repeated, in your situation you were never confirmed. You definitely want to talk to your local pastor about being confirmed as well as having him hear your Confession.

Confirmation is the final sacrament that make up the Sacraments of Initiation in the Church,
the first two being: Baptism and Holy Communion.

Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace. (CCC 1285)

Welcome home!

Mike

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