Are you talking about the Rite of Acceptance or the Rite of Election? In my mind they’re very different things.
The Rite of Acceptance is the means by which someone becomes a catechumen. Catechumens are those people seeking baptism. Since you list yourself as Baptist it seems likely you are already baptized, so you would not go through the Rite of Acceptance. In any case, in my mind the bar for the Rite of Acceptance is quite low. You are stating that you wish to continue to learn about the Catholic Church and discern whether you should be baptized.
The parallel rite for someone who is already baptized is the Rite of Welcoming. The situation is very much the same – someone commits to learning about the Church and discerning whether they should come into full communion.
For catechumens, the next rite coming up is the Rite of Election on the First Sunday of Lent. This is where the catechumens are presented to the bishop. Following this rite they are the Elect and are heading toward baptism at the Easter Vigil. I question my catechumens very carefully before the Rite of Election. It is at this point that they should know what it means to be baptized and know that this is what they want.
If you are already baptized you will not go through the Rite of Election. Again, there is a parallel rite called the Call to Continuing Conversion. And again, you should think and pray about whether you want to go through this rite at this time.
There are several questions the godparents are asked at the Rite of Election. I also ask them of my candidates and catechumens to assess their readiness. You might consider your own answers and whether you are ready:
- Have they taken their formation in the Gospel and in the Catholic way of life seriously?
- Have they given evidence of their conversion by the example of their lives?
- Have they faithfully listened to God’s word proclaimed by the Church?
- Have they responded to that word and begun to walk in God’s presence?