Living as a Catholic Come back to church Come back to church The Catholic Churches in the Archdiocese of Birmingham welcome all people to come and visit or worship with us. You needn't be a baptised Catholic to walk through the doors of our Church or to stay and pray during Mass. We are very happy that you have come to visit us. If you are interested in becoming a Catholic or finding out more about the Catholic faith then speak to your local parish priest. There is a period of instruction prior to being received into the Church that people go through so that they may better understand Catholic beliefs and why we do the things that we do. This is called the Rite of Christian Initiation or is more commonly known as RCIA This is offered to small groups in some parishes, or may be delivered on a one-to-one basis. If you are already a Catholic, but have been away for the Church for any amount of time, please know that you are most welcome to return. You may wish to speak to your parish priest about Confession. Be assured that it is always a great source of joy when someone returns to the Church after being away from the faith. The priest will be very understanding if you are returning and let him know how long it has been since your last Confession, he will be happy to guide you through the process.