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Jim Hazelwood wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Can you join the Church without being rebaptized?

To join your Church, I heard that a person would have to be re-baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

  • Is this true?


  { Is rebaptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost necessary to join the Church? }

Bob replied:


For Baptism to be valid it must follow the complete Trinitarian formula including Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I suggest you see a priest about entering the Catholic Church.


Bob Kirby

Mike replied:

Hi Jim,

In addition to what my colleague Bob has said, this posting may be helpful:

Fr. Jonathan gives a list of valid and invalid Baptisms from various religious congregations.

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.


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