While you certainly can read this post by itself, I highly encourage you to check out the rest of the series as well. When my oldest son was born, my husband and I had a decision to make: Would we baptize him as an infant or wait? My husband was baptized as an infant in the Catholic Church we still attend today.
To begin, fill out the form on this page, or email stspeterandpauls gmail. Once the initial enquiry is made we'll send you additional information. Adult baptisms generally occur at the Easter Vigil Mass, but they can also be arranged at other times.
M any evangelical, Bible-believing Christians believe that baptism should be reserved for those who make a profession of faith. They point to the clear teaching in the Bible that converts should be baptized see, for example, Matt. But wait a minute!
We look forward to assisting your family in preparing for the baptism of your child. The first consideration is also the most important: making the decision to baptize your child and what this decision means to you. Requirements for Parents.
Baptism is one of the two most important sacraments in Christianity. At its most basic, it involves application of or immersion in water, a blessing, and the pronouncement, "I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Views of baptism vary, but common views of the rituals include: it grants or symbolizes salvation, commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, fulfills the command of Christ to baptize, cleanses away sins, confers grace, and publicly expresses one's faith.
When he was baptised he saw heaven opening and the Spirit coming down on him like a dove. In Jesus' baptism he was immersed in water. Water represents sin being washed away and a new life with God.
Thomas Aquinas22 adults and children, age seven and older, were baptized, and thus far this year, 46 infants or young children under the age of seven have been baptized. This illustrates that both adult baptism and infant baptism co-exist as separate Rites of Initiation in the Catholic Church. In the early Church only one rite of baptism was practiced.
Jump to navigation. To more fully understand our position on infant baptism, we offer this text of a sermon by Rev. Should babies be baptized or not?
The Sacrament of Baptism is often called "The door of the Church," because it is the first of the seven sacraments not only in time since most Catholics receive it as infants but in priority since the reception of the other sacraments depends on it. It is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiationthe other two being the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Once baptized, a person becomes a member of the Church.