Becoming Catholic is one of life’s most profound and joyous experiences. Some are blessed enough to receive this great gift while they are infants, and, over time, they recognize the enormous grace that has been bestowed on them. Others enter the Catholic fold when they are older children or adults.
A person is brought into full communion with the Catholic Church through reception of the three sacraments of Christian initiation
A person who is baptized in the Catholic Church becomes a Catholic at that moment. One’s initiation is deepened by confirmation and the Eucharist, but one becomes a Catholic at baptism. This is true for children who are baptized Catholic (and receive the other two sacraments later) and for adults who are baptized, confirmed, and receive the Eucharist at the same time.
Those who have been validly baptized outside the Church become Catholics by making a profession of the Catholic faith and being formally received into the Church. This is normally followed immediately by Confirmation and the Eucharist.
Before a person is ready to be received into the Church, whether by baptism or by profession of faith, preparation is necessary. The amount and form of this preparation depends on the individual’s circumstance. The most basic division in the kind of preparation needed is between those who are unbaptized and those who have already become Christian through baptism in another church.
For adults and children entrance into the Church is governed by the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) or Rite of Christian Initiation for Youth (RCIY).
Please contact one of the Priests for more information.
St. Thomas More Parish Bateman
100 Dean Rd, Bateman, Western Australia 6150
(08) 9310 1747
Parish Office Opening Hours
Tuesday – Friday, 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed Weekends & Public Holidays
Copyright © 2022 St. Thomas More Parish Bateman | All Rights Reserved
Leave a Comment