Jesus Christ invites everyone to come to him in the Catholic Faith, including:

  • those who have no religious background
  • baptized members of other Christian communities
  • lapsed Catholics.

How do I become Catholic?

You can become a Catholic by receiving the Sacraments of Initiation:

  • Baptism (spiritual rebirth)
  • Confirmation (sacred anointing by the Holy Spirit)
  • Holy Eucharist (Holy Gifts of Jesus’ Body and Blood).

Baptized non-Catholic Christians are welcomed into the Church through:

  • the confession of sins (Sacrament of Penance)
  • the profession of Faith (Creed)
  • receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist

Where do I Start?

Contact the Catholic Enquiry Centre Director and talk to him about what you want to do. He will explain the process of becoming a Catholic, and help you contact a parish community that will prepare you. Or, contact your nearest Catholic parish.

CEC: Ph. (04) 385-8518; email info@catholicenquiry.nz