Baptism is one of three Sacraments of Initiation. Through it we become children of God and brothers and sisters to one another. Together, having “put on Christ” and been enlightened by the Spirit,we are empowered to spread God’s kingdom of justice, love and peace. Baptism makes us sharers in the common priesthood of the faithful, offering to God our lives.
Adults and older children, who are capable of accepting the faith for themselves, are led to Baptism by means of a process called the catechumenate. This is a gradual process, described in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). The community surrounds those preparing for Baptism, and helps them by prayer and example to embrace the way of life of a Christian.
Infant Baptism is usually celebrated once a month at one of the Sunday masses. After an initial meeting with parents, an evening of preparation is scheduled for parents and godparents.
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For all of those participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, the three sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) are usually celebrated at the Easter Vigil.
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