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Livia Frankish wrote:

Hello,

I am considering joining the Catholic Church. I know the local churches in my area and even went to Mass last Sunday however I want to know what to do next.

  • Do I talk to the priest?
  • Do I need to make an appointment?
  • How does it all work from here?
  • Should I just approach him after Mass?

I was never baptized but I went to church when I was young, Sunday School, and I am well-versed in the Bible and Christian tradition.

  • Will this help me?

Livia

  { Can you tell me the next set of steps if I want to join the Catholic Church? }

Mike replied:

Hi Livia,

Thanks for the question.

You said:
I know the local churches in my area and even went to Mass last Sunday however I want to know what to do next.

  • Do I talk to the priest?
  • Do I need to make an appointment?
  • How does it all work from here?
  • Should I just approach him after Mass?

I was never baptized but I went to church when I was young, Sunday School, and I am well-versed in the Bible and Christian tradition.

  • Will this help me?


You can do one of several things you mentioned.

  • Talk to the priest
  • Make an appointment, or
  • Just approach him after Mass

We have a FAQ section just for that:

Your knowledge of the Bible and Christian tradition will help a lot but you may have a biased, Protestant view toward certain Catholic teachings.

I use to run a free program that sent Catechisms to seeking Protestants and non-Christians but no longer have the financial or operational means to do this anymore.

Seeing you may be preparing to take RCIA classes in the near future, I would encourage you to consider buying a cheap copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to learn everything we believe as faithful Catholics.

Mike

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