Becoming Catholic

St Patrick's Parish Mortlake warmly welcomes any enquiries from people interested in learning about the Catholic Faith and the process of becoming a Catholic. As a first step we encourage a casual meeting where we advise of the process of joining the church and answer any questions that the candidates may have. This process of providing information and assistance is to make sure that the enquirer fully understands the process of becoming a Catholic and is committed to proceed or not. This period of enquiry may take weeks or months until the enquirer decides and makes a commitment to proceed.

When the decision is taken to join the church, a process called "The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults" (RCIA) is commenced which includes a mixture of instruction, prayer, questions and discussion on all aspects of the faith. The length of time needed to complete the process depends on a variety of factors including whether the candidate has been Baptised into a Christian faith or is unbaptised. Also the level of understanding of Christianity & instruction previously received is also a factor.

As a first step to get more information, enquirers can contact the parish office on Tuesdays and Fridays on 9743 1017 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.