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Baptismal rites for a catholic christening


Baptismal rites

Baptism is the first sacrament in the Roman Catholic Church. This is one of seven sacrements.
The sacrament of baptism initiates a baby/person into the Catholic faith and makes them a member of the Catholic church.
In preparation for this sacrament, the parents of the child select Godparents for this special religious ceremony. This person is known as a sponsor.
The Godparents are traditionally from a Catholic faith and they are responsible for the the child's spiritual guardianship over the years. They hold the child at the baptismal font when the priest pours blessed water over the head of the child. The duty of the godparent is an important and symbolic one.

There are a number of baptism symbols:

– Water
– White garment
– Chrism oil
– Candle


The Water

The water, in Baptism washes away our Original sin and makes us a new creation in Christ.

The White Garment
The white garment in Baptism is a symbol of our Christian dignity and purity. Sometimes the baptismal gowns are passed down from generation to generation. It also means we have "put on Christ' and therefore, we are now one of his followers.

The Chrism Oil
The Chrism or Blessed oil that is placed on the forehead and chest of the baby is a sign of the cross and stands for the Holy Spirit. The baby has now received the special gifts of the Holy Spirit. The oil is blessed by the Bishop at Easter during the holy week and will be used by the Church during the year.

The Baptismal Candle
The baptismal candle is a symbol of light of Christ. This candle is lit from the main church candle. This special candle gets blessed at the Easter Vigil. This reflects keeping the burning light of faith.
The Baptism is an important and powerful sacrament and marks the beginning of your baby's christian faith and spiritual growth throughout their life.

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