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1St. Edward Catholic Church BAPTISMWELCOME TO ALLCONGRATULATIONSPAPERWORK COMPLETIONREQUIREMENT TO ATTEND THE CLASSSt. Edward Catholic ChurchRCIA PROGRAM
2WHY YOU ARE HERE“Catholic Christianity is a demanding religion. Many people in many lands converted to the faith but without adequate preparation of mind and heart, and with sad consequences as a result. Lacking in depth of understanding or commitment, or injudiciously baptized in large numbers, the neophytes later drifted back to their superstitions or fell into a curious mixture of Christianity, animism, and moral customs that were incompatible with the high ethical requirements of the Gospel.” (Vatican II)
3Baptism Overview WHAT, WHY, HOW (the rite) SIX SACRAMENTAL EFFECTS SCRIPTURE SUPPORTINFANT BAPTISMORIGINAL SIN, ADOPTION, GRACETHE RITE AND RESPONSIBILITIESBAPTISM PREP DIVIDED INTO TWO SESSIONS AS SHOWN TONIGHT IS “THE CRISTIAN FAMILY TODAY
4Baptism Defined A SACRAMENT Three types: desire, blood, water THE DOOR TO ALL SACRAMENTSINITIATION, INVITATIONGIFTCLEANSINGRITE/RITUALBEGINNINGThree types: desire, blood, water
5FUTURE QUESTIONS SECTION TWO: THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH CHAPTER ONE: SACRAMENTS OF CHRISTIAN INITIATIONARTICLE 1: THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
6Why We Baptize“Unless a man is reborn in water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Jn 3:5)Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. (Matt 28:19)
7WHY cont. Required to enter kingdom of heaven Directed by Christ himselfWe (the Church) know of no other wayAs the Apostles were directed to baptize we too are directed to be baptized. (Council of Trent)
8SACRAMENTAL EFFECTS PURIFICATION FROM SIN FORGIVENESS OF ORIGINAL AND PERSONAL SINREMOVAL OF ALL PUNISHMENTTEMPORAL CONSEQUENCES REMAINNEW BIRTH IN THE HOLY SPIRITADOPTED SON OF GODBELIEF IN GOD, HOPE, LOVEPOWER TO LIVE AND ACT W/ HOLY SPIRITPROMISE OF SALVATION
9SCRIPTURAL SUPPORTAfter this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized. (Jn 3:22)He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. (Mk 16:15-16)Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off--for all whom the Lord our God will call." (Acts 2:38)
10INFANT BAPTISMExplicit testimony in 2nd century and implicit in 1st century.One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul's message. When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home… (Acts 16:14-15)At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his family were baptized. (Acts 16:33)Crispus, the synagogue ruler, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard him believed and were baptized. (Acts 18:8)Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off--for all whom the Lord our God will call." (Acts 2:38)Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I don't remember if I baptized anyone else. (1Cor1:16)
11Infant Baptism cont. Baptism is called the “circumcision of Christ” “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, “ (Col 2: 9-11)Circumcision occurred 8 days after birth.Babies did not understand the significance of circumcision – it was the parents responsibility for the spiritual well being of their children.We inoculate children against “physical disease”, is there no logical parallel for their spiritual protection?
12Original SinThe clearest revelation on original sin is found in the Epistles of St. Paul, especially Romans 5: St. Paul writes: Then as one man's trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one man's act of righteousness leads to acquittal and life for all men. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by one man's obedience many will be made righteous. [Rom 5:18-19] Adam's original disobedience made us all sinners, while Christ's obedience on the Cross saves us from our sins. St. Paul also writes: Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned. [Rom 5:12]Unless you are baptized, you cannot enter Heaven.Die spirituallySt Paul
13Original Sin What was the original sin? Disobedience. Wanting to be God and rejecting the gift from God.Where does original sin come from?InheritedWe cannot buy our way in…only God can forgive.; we can only forgive those things that have occurred against us (and even that is hard – to forgive others).None of us have clean slates.
14ADOPTION and GRACEBut when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption. As proof that you are children, God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.” (Galatians 4:4-7)It is a “gift” and we need only to ask.
15What Do You Ask Of God’s Church? What is a Sacrament?An outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace Baltimore CatechismA visible sign of the invisible grace of salvation in Christ…Celebrated in ritual,Lived in witness.Grace is freeGrace is a giftGrace enables usReason and logic to get to God.Car is less complex than us.Who told you about God…parent…who told them...who told them…etcAdam -> Adame’ = (Greek) sexless earth creature---no eveAdam = Son of earthEve’ = mother of earthMarriage : Adam & Eve> trinityContraception -Outward signs of baptism – water, words,Promise: to raise the children in the faith --- covenant promise to GodMake me human: conscience, free will,Witnesses: godparents, parents, priests, deacons, God, Holy Spirit…
16What Do You Ask of God’s Church? SIGN - points to something else so clearly that it makes the reality of that which it points to present.SYMBOL - is a sign consisting of two parts, in such a way that the whole is only visible when the two halves are brought together.Adoption- ?Anyone adopted?Jesus adopted by JosephRitual brings parts togetherBaptism gives water special purpose…wash away sins and God will adopt kids
17The Rite of Baptism Sign of the Cross Called by Name What name do you give this child?Called to communityWhat do you ask of God’s Church?Celebration of God’s WordPrayer of the FaithfulAnointing - Oil of the CatechumenExorcismLiberation from evil by calling down the power of the LordName gives me identity> State name as it reads on baptismal certificateName gives me power – to be picked out among many.God gave Moses on Mount Sinai – God’s name (yaheweh) (YHWH)Whose responsibility is it to keep the memory of the baptism alive:parent, godparents, church, deacon, familyWhat do you ask: BAPTISMDo you believe in the Creed?Can you keep light of faith in that childParents: no requirementsGodparents: must have requirementsWitness cannot be held up as a good example as a practicing catholicCan’t choose Uncle Bill…because its his turn…NO…must be exampleChoose godparents well!Why is scripture read at baptism – john chapter 1 – the word is GodBible in home? Jesus is the Word of God.NOTE: anointing is on the baby’s chest over heart…make sure gown allows
18The Rite of Baptism Baptismal Water (Blessing and Rite) The Church asks God that through His Son the Power of the Holy Spirit may be sent upon the waterWater is the symbol of promise fulfilled in scriptureBrings about death to sin and entry into the Life of the Most Holy Trinity
19Profession of Faith Baptismal promises: Do you reject Satan?And all his works?Empty promises?Do you believe in Jesus Christ …Renewed by all at Easter and during baptism of others.
20Anointing with Sacred Chrism The Rite of BaptismAnointing with Sacred ChrismGift’s of the Holy SpiritAnointed Priest, Prophet, KingWe anoint you with the oil of salvation in the name of Christ our Savior; May he strengthen you with his power, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. From the Rite of Baptism for Children Page The Rites, Volume One
21The Rite of Baptism White Garment The Candle Solemn Blessing Purity of Heart - The Baptized has put on ChristThe CandlePaschal Candle - Christ has enlightened the worldEaster VigilAdopted child of GodSolemn BlessingThe parents are each Blessed and Strengthened to fulfill their promisePaschal candle – near ambo during easter – enlightens mind.Then moved near baptismal font.Easter vigil starts outside in the dark with new fire. Lights candle.Need at least one godparent. Godparent lights candle from paschal candle. ..church provides but you can bring another (godparent can provide…also bib)Symbolizes light that adopts child into light
22Lord God We ask to have our children Baptized The primary responsibility of a child’s faith rests upon parentsWe accept the responsibility of training them in the practice of our faithWe will bring them up to keep the commandments as Jesus taught us, by loving you and one another.We not only ask your help but the help of our families and our godparents.May they support us along with the Christian Community as Christ claims our children by the sign of his cross.Formal education in faith.If we stopped education in our field…where would we be.If we can’t answer their question…what are we telling them.Where can we get answer? – catechism, bible, knowledgeable people2 hour baptism class..
23Responsibilities Educate yourselves Train, teach, and live God’s love Don’t just be Sunday CatholicsTrain, teach, and live God’s loveRaise children as you promisedAdhere to Church authority/rulesMass, Confession, Eucharist, teachingsExample in family and community
24What Did You Receive From God’s Church A New CreationIncorporatedInto The Body Of Christ!Catechism of the Catholic Church
25WHAT DID YOU LEARN? WHY DO WE BAPTIZE? WHAT DOES IT DO FOR US? WHAT ARE THE TYPES?DOES IT GUARANTEE SALVATION?WHY BAPTIZE BABIES?WHO CAN BAPTIZE, WHAT’S REQD.?FIND ONE SCRIPTURE PASSAGE ABOUT BAPTISM