"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”
(Matthew 28: 19-20)
If you are interested in becoming Catholic, or exploring the Catholic faith, begin by coming to Sunday Mass - feel free to sit at the back and watch what's going on - and then speak to one of the priests in the foyer at the end of Mass.
Usually, if you have not been baptised, or if you were baptised in another Christian community, you will be encouraged to join the parish RCIA group. RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, and refers to a program of weekly meetings in which participants are introduced to the fundamentals of the Catholic faith, and have their questions answered. They are encouraged to continue exploring the faith outside of the sessions, and helpful resources for prayer and study will be provided. Most importantly, they will be encouraged to attend Mass every week and cultivate an active prayer life.
Over a number of months, each participant will discern whether he or she feels ready and confident to enter the Catholic Church, and there is absolutely no pressure to do so. Candidates for Baptism and reception into the Church will usually be received at the Easter Vigil each year.
Visit www.catholicscomehome.org/ to begin exploring the fullness of the Christian faith in the one (and only) Church established personally by Jesus Christ - the Catholic Church.