The normal route for bringing a non-Catholic adult into The Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. is the program known as Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). It begins in the later half of the year, with the new Catholics brought into The Church at the Easter Vigil Mass.
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church (the largest parish in the Diocese of Richmond) will kickoff this year's RCIA with a Wine, Cheese, and Dessert Social on August 9 in the Tobias Room at St. Gregory's. It will run from 7-9 P.M. Anyone interested in becoming Catholic is welcome. In addition, any Catholics who never were Confirmed, had First Eucharist, or First Reconciliation are also welcome.
I'm a convert who was brought into The Church at Easter Vigil, 1986. It's the smartest decision I made in my life.