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Baptism

 

For Christians, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptised as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.

 

This sacrament is primarily called Baptism because of the central rite with which it is celebrated.   To baptise means to “immerse in water”.  The one who is baptised is immersed into the death of Christ and rises with him as a “new creature” (2 Corinthians 5:17).  (§252, Compendium, Catechism of the Catholic Church)

 

A person who is not yet baptised within the Christian tradition is able to receive Baptism.  Everyone who is to be baptised is required to make a profession of faith.  This is done personally in the case of an adult or those over 7 years old or by the parents and the Church in the case of infants.  The Godfather and Godmother as well as the whole Church Community share the responsibility with the Parents for baptismal preparation as well as for the development and safeguarding of the faith and grace given at Baptism.

 

To facilitate preparation for Baptism Catechists of The Parish of Christ the King and Our Lady run an Infant Baptism Program for the Parents of Children under the age of 7,  a program for Children of 7 years and older is also offered.

 

Adults who wish to be Baptised are encouraged to join our faith seeking understanding group to facilitate a process of discernment as well as catechesis.