21 R C I A Sacrament Of Baptism


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  • Unless you are baptised, you cannot enter Heaven. Die spiritually
  • We cannot buy our way in…only God can forgive.; we can only forgive those things that have occurred against us (and even that is hard – to forgive others). None of us have clean slates.
  • Name gives me identity > State name as it reads on baptismal certificate Name gives me power – to be picked out among many. God gave Moses on Mount Sinai – God’s name (yaheweh) (YHWH) Whose responsibility is it to keep the memory of the baptism alive: parent, godparents, church, deacon, family What do you ask: BAPTISM Do you believe in the Creed? Can you keep light of faith in that child Parents: no requirements Godparents: must have requirements Witness cannot be held up as a good example as a practicing catholic Can’t choose Uncle Bill…because its his turn…NO…must be example Choose godparents well! Why is scripture read at baptism – john chapter 1 – the word is God Bible in home? Jesus is the Word of God. NOTE: anointing is on the baby’s chest over heart…make sure gown allows
  • Paschal candle – near ambo during easter – enlightens mind. Then moved near baptismal font. Easter vigil starts outside in the dark with new fire. Lights candle. Need at least one godparent. Godparent lights candle from paschal candle. ..church provides but you can bring another (godparent can provide…also bib) Symbolizes light that adopts child into light
  • 21 R C I A Sacrament Of Baptism

    1. 1. BAPTISM St Francis Xavier’s Church RCIA PROGRAMME
    2. 2. Baptism Overview <ul><li>WHAT, WHY, HOW (the rite) </li></ul><ul><li>SIX SACRAMENTAL EFFECTS </li></ul><ul><li>SCRIPTURE SUPPORT </li></ul><ul><li>INFANT BAPTISM </li></ul><ul><li>ORIGINAL SIN, ADOPTION, GRACE </li></ul><ul><li>THE RITE AND RESPONSIBILITIES </li></ul>
    3. 3. Baptism Defined <ul><li>A SACRAMENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>THE DOOR TO ALL SACRAMENTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>INITIATION, INVITATION </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GIFT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CLEANSING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RITE/RITUAL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BEGINNING </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Three types: desire, blood, water </li></ul>
    4. 4. Why We Baptise <ul><li>“ Unless a man is reborn in water and the Holy Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven (Jn 3:5) </li></ul><ul><li>Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. (Matt 28:19) </li></ul>
    5. 5. WHY cont. <ul><li>Required to enter kingdom of heaven </li></ul><ul><li>Directed by Christ himself </li></ul><ul><li>We (the Church) know of no other way </li></ul><ul><li>As the Apostles were directed to baptise we too are directed to be baptised. (Council of Trent) </li></ul>
    6. 6. SACRAMENTAL EFFECTS <ul><li>PURIFICATION FROM SIN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FORGIVENESS OF ORIGINAL AND PERSONAL SIN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>REMOVAL OF ALL PUNISHMENT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TEMPORAL CONSEQUENCES REMAIN </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NEW BIRTH IN THE HOLY SPIRIT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ADOPTED SON OF GOD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BELIEF IN GOD, HOPE, LOVE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>POWER TO LIVE AND ACT W/ HOLY SPIRIT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PROMISE OF SALVATION </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. SCRIPTURAL SUPPORT <ul><li>After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptised. (Jn 3:22) </li></ul><ul><li>He said to them, &quot;Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. (Mk 16:15-16) </li></ul><ul><li>Peter replied, &quot;Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off--for all whom the Lord our God will call.&quot; (Acts 2:38) </li></ul>
    8. 8. INFANT BAPTISM <ul><li>Explicit testimony in 2 nd century and implicit in 1 st century. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of Thyatira, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul's message. When she and the members of her household were baptised, she invited us to her home … (Acts 16:14-15) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his family were baptised. (Acts 16:33) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crispus, the synagogue ruler, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard him believed and were baptised. (Acts 18:8) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peter replied, &quot;Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off--for all whom the Lord our God will call.&quot; (Acts 2:38) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yes, I also baptised the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I don't remember if I baptised anyone else. (1Cor1:16) </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Infant Baptism cont. <ul><li>Baptism is called the “ circumcision of Christ ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, “ (Col 2: 9-11) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Circumcision occurred 8 days after birth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Babies did not understand the significance of circumcision – it was the parents responsibility for the spiritual well being of their children. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We inoculate children against “ physical disease ” , is there no logical parallel for their spiritual protection? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Original Sin <ul><li>The clearest revelation on original sin is found in the Epistles of St. Paul, especially Romans 5:12-20 . St. Paul writes: Then as one man's trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one man's act of righteousness leads to acquittal and life for all men. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by one man's obedience many will be made righteous. [Rom 5:18-19] Adam's original disobedience made us all sinners, while Christ's obedience on the Cross saves us from our sins. St. Paul also writes: Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned. [Rom 5:12] </li></ul>St Paul
    11. 11. Original Sin <ul><li>What was the original sin? </li></ul><ul><li>Disobedience. </li></ul><ul><li>Wanting to be God and rejecting the gift from God. </li></ul><ul><li>Where does original sin come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Inherited </li></ul>
    12. 12. ADOPTION and GRACE <ul><li>But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption . As proof that you are children, God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, &quot;Abba, Father! ” So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God. ” (Galatians 4:4-7) </li></ul><ul><li>It is a “ gift ” and we need only to ask. </li></ul>
    13. 13. The Rite of Baptism <ul><li>Sign of the Cross </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Called by Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What name do you give this child? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Called to community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What do you ask of God ’ s Church? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Celebration of God ’ s Word </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prayer of the Faithful </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anointing - Oil of the Catechumen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exorcism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Liberation from evil by calling down the power of the Lord </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. The Rite of Baptism <ul><li>Baptismal Water (Blessing and Rite) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Church asks God that through His Son the Power of the Holy Spirit may be sent upon the water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water is the symbol of promise fulfilled in scripture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brings about death to sin and entry into the Life of the Most Holy Trinity </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Profession of Faith <ul><li>Baptismal promises: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you reject Satan? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And all his works? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empty promises? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you believe in Jesus Christ … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Renewed by all at Easter and during baptism of others. </li></ul>
    16. 16. The Rite of Baptism <ul><li>Anointing with Sacred Chrism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gift ’ s of the Holy Spirit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anointed Priest, Prophet, King </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We anoint you with the oil of salvation in the name of Christ our Saviour; May he strengthen you with his power, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. From the Rite of Baptism for Children Page 381 . The Rites, Volume One </li></ul>
    17. 17. The Rite of Baptism <ul><li>White Garment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purity of Heart - The Baptised has put on Christ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Candle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paschal Candle - Christ has enlightened the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easter Vigil </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopted child of God </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Solemn Blessing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The parents are each Blessed and Strengthened to fulfil their promise </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. What Did You Receive From God ’ s Church <ul><li>A New Creation </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporated </li></ul><ul><li>Into The Body Of Christ! </li></ul><ul><li>Catechism of the Catholic Church 1217-22 </li></ul>
    19. 19. WHAT DID YOU LEARN? <ul><li>WHY DO WE BAPTISE? </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT DOES IT DO FOR US? </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT ARE THE TYPES? </li></ul><ul><li>DOES IT GUARANTEE SALVATION? </li></ul><ul><li>WHY BAPTISE BABIES? </li></ul><ul><li>WHO CAN BAPTISE, WHAT ’ S REQD.? </li></ul><ul><li>FIND ONE SCRIPTURE PASSAGE ABOUT BAPTISM </li></ul>