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Andrew wrote:

Hi, guys —

I have not been baptized but I have always wanted to become a Catholic for many, many years plus my family has a history of family relatives joining the Church. I have some psychiatric issues that make me very afraid to leave home.

Occasionally I am able to make it out with my ultimate goal of making it to the Easter Mass.
I am curious about how I should go about becoming a Catholic.

  • Is there some kind of RCIA that you can do at home?

I watch the Mass on-line through various web sites.

  • Are there any suggestions you can give me?

Thank you!


  { How do I become Catholic if I have psychiatric issues that make me very afraid to leave home? }

Bob replied:

Dear Andrew,

You should establish a relationship with a parish priest near you. You could talk to him about your options. Home bound people are given the possibility of completing a program at home in certain circumstances so, if necessary, you may qualify.

If it would alleviate some of your stress, perhaps someone can pick you up and bring you to RCIA.

In any case, wherever there are obstacles they can always be overcome when the will is sufficient to do so because God's grace abounds.


Bob Kirby

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