Q: Got a question in the mail that you can answer better. A child baptized Methodist whose family returned to Catholic Church recently. My guess is that his baptism should be recorded like a Catholic one in the parish register but note the place and Methodist church of baptism. I don’t think a formal profession of faith would be needed when he comes of age of reason, but simple catechesis for reconciliation and Communion like any other Catholic child. But let me know if more needs to be done.
A: The parents make a declaration to the priest that they want their child to be known as a Catholic. Then the information is recorded with other validly baptized Christians who have been received in the Catholic Church at the parish.
I think it’s fitting for the child to have a sponsor. Reconciliation, communion, and confirmation follow with other Catholic children. Here is a pertinent blog post: