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Holly Pepperell wrote:

Dear Sirs,

I'm an 18-year-old girl who was baptized as a baby but have never been shown my religious side. Now I want to follow my religion.

  • Would I need to be baptized again, like a fresh start?

I'm not sure how to go about this.

Many thanks,


  { If I never knew my faith, would I need to be re-baptized before learning and practicing it again? }

Bob replied:


That's great that you really want to own your Faith now. You only are baptized once in a life, so, provided the initial Baptism was valid, you should be all set.

  • Were you baptized as a Catholic?

If you haven't received the other sacraments like First Holy Communion, Penance, and Confirmation, you will want to complete your initiation as you start this new chapter of life.

I would visit a good parish near you and talk to them about RCIA a program that will take you through that formation.

God bless you and best wishes,

Bob Kirby

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