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  1. 2. <ul><li>Holy Baptism is basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway life in Spirit … and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into Church and made sharers in her mission: ’Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word’(CCC 1213). </li></ul>
  2. 4. <ul><li>INFANT </li></ul><ul><li>ADULT </li></ul><ul><li>God claims the child with divine grace. Clearly the child can do nothing to save himself or herself, but is totally dependent on God's grace, as we all are — whatever our age. </li></ul><ul><li>Its their parents decision. </li></ul><ul><li>The person being baptized is publicly professing her or his own decision to accept Christ. </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>Because it transforms us into God’s people. </li></ul><ul><li>We receive Christ’s salvation and new life. </li></ul><ul><li>It gives us the promise of eternal life . </li></ul><ul><li>Forgives original sin. </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>The reality of: </li></ul><ul><li>Pain </li></ul><ul><li>Brokenness </li></ul><ul><li>Suffering </li></ul><ul><li>Alienation </li></ul><ul><li>In which we are all born into. </li></ul><ul><li>God saves us from this reality through baptism. </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>The word baptism comes from a Greek word baptizein that means: </li></ul><ul><li>“ To plunge” or </li></ul><ul><li>“ To immerse” (go under) </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Going under water symbolizes our burial into the death of Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>It also symbolizes our rising up to new life in Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>Our union with Christ in this life and the next. </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Through baptism the baptized: </li></ul><ul><li>Share in Christ’s suffering and death . </li></ul><ul><li>Share in Christ’s victory and new life. </li></ul><ul><li>Is called to live on this earth as Jesus lived. </li></ul><ul><li>S hare in one destiny, eternal life with God </li></ul><ul><li>Becomes a member of the body of Christ. </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>There are three types of baptism: </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism of water </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism of Blood </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism of desire </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Those who although not baptized died for the Christian faith. </li></ul><ul><li>Their blood unites them with Christ and his destiny. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Martyrs </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Those who although not baptized wished in this life to receive baptism , but died before its reception. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Catechumens </li></ul><ul><li>Those who although do not know Christ, live and follow the will of God on this earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Just people, infants (Jesus’ love for children is evident in the Bible). </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>The rite of baptism is the way the sacrament of baptism is celebrated and received. </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>The sign of the cross. </li></ul><ul><li>The reading of the word of God </li></ul><ul><li>Blessing of the water and invocation of the Spirit of God </li></ul><ul><li>Exorcism </li></ul><ul><li>Anointing with the oil of Catechumens </li></ul><ul><li>Renunciation of Sin. </li></ul><ul><li>Profession of Faith </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism </li></ul><ul><li>Anointing with Chrism. </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing with White garment </li></ul><ul><li>Lighted Candle. </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>The seal of Baptism is: </li></ul><ul><li>An eternal mark on the person’s soul </li></ul><ul><li>This mark makes the person belong to Christ </li></ul><ul><li>It can’t never be erased </li></ul><ul><li>It enables the person to do God’s will on this earth. </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>The seal of the Holy Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>The seal of the Lord </li></ul><ul><li>The seal of Eternal life </li></ul>
  15. 17. <ul><li>The seal is important because it is a sign of our faith . </li></ul><ul><li>During our lives on this earth we are called to keep this sign of faith alive and strong. </li></ul>
  16. 18. <ul><li>Baptism purifies us from sin. </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism gives us new life through the Holy Spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>We become new creatures. Sons and daughters of God by adoption. </li></ul><ul><li>We become members of the body of Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>We become disciples of Jesus’ teachings. </li></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>The bishop </li></ul><ul><li>The priest </li></ul><ul><li>The deacon </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>Anyone , including a non-Catholic. </li></ul><ul><li>The baptism has to be in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and water has to be used to baptize the dying person. </li></ul>