Quick question The matter = ? The form = ? The minister =?
All Sacramentshave a propermatter and aproper form.In Baptism, thematter is waterIn Baptism, theform is: “I Baptize youin the name ofthe Father, andof the Son, and The Rite of Baptismof the HolySpirit.”
Rite of Baptism 1 THE INFANT IS BROUGHT TOTHE CHURCH BY HIS PARENTS AND GODPARENTS
Parents Parents seek Baptism for their children, and speak on their behalf. As parents, we promise in the name of our child to renounce sin and the devil, and to live the faith according to the teachings of Christ and His Church.
Faith must growafter Baptism.Within the“domestic church”parents have thefirst responsibilityfor the educationof their childrenand the duty toteach the Catholicfaith and set anexample of ParentsChristian living.
The Role of the Godparent Along with the parents, godparents make the Baptismal promises for the child. Godparents assume the duty of teaching the child the truths of the faith when his or her parents are unable to do so. Godparents are spiritual guides and role models.
Who may be a Sponsor / Godparent? At least sixteen years of age + confirmed + has received Holy Eucharist. Knows the Catholic faith + practices it + under no canonical penalty. Neither the father / mother of the person to be baptized. A baptized person who belongs to a non-catholic community can be only Christian witness.
Rite of Baptism 2THE PRIEST MEETSTHE FAMILY AT THE ENTRANCE AND WELCOMES THE BABY INTO GOD’S COMMUNITY
What Name? “What name do you give your child?” “What do you ask of God’s Church?”
Catholicchildren bytradition aregiven the nameof a saint, whobecomes aheavenly patronand exercisesspecial lifelongcare over the Called by Namebaptized person.
Sign of the Cross 3 MARKS THE IMPRINT OFCHRIST ON THE ONE WHO ISGOING TO BELONG TO HIM.
The sign of thecross signifiesthe grace ofredemptionChrist won forus by His cross. Sign of the Cross
Proclamation of the Word 4ENLIGHTENS ALL GATHEREDWITH THE REVEALED TRUTHAND ELICITS THE RESPONSE OF FAITH
Prayers 51. INTERCESSORY PRAYERS2. LITANY OF THE SAINTS 3. PRAYER OF EXORCISM
We pray for thechild about tobe baptized, forhis or herparents andgodparents, andfor all those inour familiesboth presentand absent. Intercessory Prayers
We seek the prayers and invoke theprotection of the saints for thoseabout to be baptized.The names of other saints, includingthe patron of the baptized, and thepatron of the parish church, may beincluded in the litany.Litany of the Saints
Prayer of Exorcism“Almighty and ever-living God, you sent your only Son into the world to cast out the power of Satan, spirit of evil, to rescue man from the kingdom of darkness, and bring him into the splendor of your kingdom of light.We pray for this child: set him free from original sin, make him a temple of your glory, and send your Holy Spirit to dwell with him.”
Anointing with the Oil of Catechumens 6“WE ANOINT YOU WITH THE OILOF SALVATION IN THE NAME OF CHRIST OUR SAVIOR; MAY HE STRENGTHEN YOU WITH HIS POWER, WHO LIVES AND REIGNS FOR EVER AND EVER.”
Anointing with Oil (OC) The Catholic Church keeps three types of holy oil: Oleum Catechumenorum (OC) for baptism; Sanctum Chrisma (SC), the chrism for the sacraments of confirmation and holy order; and Oleum Infirmorum (OI) for extreme unction.
Profession of faith 7 THE BABY, THROUGH THE LIPS OF THE PARENTS AND GODPARENTS, REJECTS SIN AND SATAN AND ACCEPTSTHE TEACHINGS OF JESUS AS STATED IN THE CREED.
Baptismal Water 8 THE PRIEST ASKS THAT GOD THROUGH HIS SON AND THEPOWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT MAY BE SENT UPON THE WATER, SO THAT THOSE WHO WILL BEBAPTIZED IN IT MAY BE “BORN OF WATER AND THE SPIRIT.”
Blessing of the Water “Father, look now with love upon your Church, and unseal for her the fountain of Baptism. By the power of the Spirit give to the water of this font the grace of your Son.” (This blessing is done at Easter Vigil or at the moment of Baptism.)
“I baptize you inthe name of theFather, and ofthe Son, and ofthe Holy Spirit” Baptism
“As Christ wasanointed Priest,Prophet, andKing, so may youlive always as amember of hisbody, sharingeverlasting life.”(Confirmation at thetime of Baptism is The Chrism of Salvation -with-held for infantsonly in the Latin Rite)
Symbolizes thatthe personbaptized has“put on Christ”and has risenwith Him. White garment
“You are the lightof the world.….your light mustshine beforeothers, that theymay see yourgood deeds andglorify yourheavenly Father.” - Matt 5:14-16. Receive the Light of Christ