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    • Baptism 101 for RCIA
      Ryan Pineda
    • Background
      Together with Confirmation and Eucharist, Baptism is part of the Sacrament of Initiation
      Lays the foundations of every Christian life
      To baptize comes from the Greek baptizeinwhich means to “plunge” or “immerse”; plunging into water symbolizes the catechumen’s burial into Christ’s death, from which he rises up by resurrection with him as a new creature
    • Baptism in the Economy of Salvation
    • Prefiguration in the Old Covenant
      Great Flood
      Crossing of the Red Sea
      Crossing of the Jordan River
    • Christ’s Baptism
      Beginning of Jesus’ public life after having been baptized by John the Baptist
      After his resurrection, he gave his mission to the apostles to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”
      Christ’s Passover (Mk 10:38, Lk 12:50)
    • Baptism in the Church
      The Church has celebrated and administered Baptism from the very day of Pentecost (Acts 2:38)
      According to Paul, the believers enter through Baptism into communion with Christ’s death, is buried with him, and rises with him (Rom 6:3-4)
    • Mystagogy of the celebration (Initiation into the mystery of Christ)
      Sign of the cross – marks with the imprint of Christ the one who is going to belong to him and signifies the grace of redemption Christ won for us by his cross
      Proclamation of the word of God – enlightens the candidates and assembly with the revealed truth and elicits the response of faith
    • Mystagogy Cont.
      Exorcism – Baptism signifies liberation from sin and from its instigator, the devil
      Baptismal water –Baptism is performed by triple immersion in the baptismal water; however from the ancient times, it has also been conferred by pouring water three times over the candidate’s head
      Trinitarian Formula –“N., I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”
    • Mystagogy Cont.
      Anointing with sacred chrism – signifies the gift of the Holy Spirit
      White garment – symbolized that the person baptized has “put on Christ” (has risen with Christ)
      Candle – signifies that Christ has enlightened the neophyte
    • Mystagogy Cont.
      First Holy Communion – admittance to the marriage supper of the Lamb
      Solemn Blessing – concludes the celebration
    • Grace of Baptism
      For the forgiveness of sins
      Becoming “a new creature”
      Incorporation into the Church, the Body of Christ
      Sacramental bond of the unity of Christians
      An indelible spiritual mark
    • Frequently Asked Questions
      Is baptism necessary for salvation?
      What about those who die who haven’t been baptized?
      Why do we still sin after we’re baptized?