Presentation on theme: "Two Sacraments of Initiation into the Catholic Church Baptism & Confirmation Year 9."— Presentation transcript:
Two Sacraments of Initiation into the Catholic Church Baptism & Confirmation Year 9
Jesus Himself commenced ( ‘ instituted ’ ) the Sacrament of Baptism BAPTISM beginnings Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John. As soon as Jesus was baptised he came up from the water and suddenly heaven opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down upon him. And a voice spoke from heaven, ‘ This is my Son, the Beloved. My favour rests on him. ’
From the PASCHAL CANDLE representing Jesus, Risen and the Light of the World ….. baby’s baptism candle is lit and passed to the parents
“This light is entrusted to you to be kept burning brightly. Your child has been lit up by Christ. May she always walk as a child of the light. May she keep the flame of faith alive in her heart. One day may she go out to meet Christ with all the Saints in the Kingdom of Heaven” To parents and Godparents the priest says
Godparents of Mary Sophia Who are YOUR Godparents ? Why do we have Godparents?
Where were you Baptised? When did this happen? Do you know who baptised you? What do you know about your own Baptism Day?
Many adults are baptised into the Catholic Church after a time of preparation
At your Baptism, what wonderful things happened to you which NO ONE COULD SEE ?
Jesus calls GOD, “ ABBA ” - “ Dearest Father ” What did “ ABBA ” do for you at your Baptism ?
St Paul tells us GOD ADOPTED each of us as His own child!
The DOVE is a special symbol of the Holy Spirit. What did the Holy Spirit give you at your Baptism ?
The Holy Spirit is ‘ God ’ s love, poured into our hearts ’ - St Paul
What did Jesus Christ do for you at your Baptism ? He became your Brother, your Saviour, your Lord, your Dearest Friend. He made you His follower - one who bears His own name, ‘CHRISTian’ You belong to His family, the Church.
‘ I am the vine, you are my branches ’ Jesus uses the image of a vine and its branches to describe the amazing way He wishes to relate to us …