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The Rite of Baptism
Quick question
 The matter = ?

 The form = ?
 The minister =?
All Sacraments
have a proper
matter and a
proper form.
In Baptism, the
matter is water
In Baptism, the
form is:
“I Baptize...
Rite of Baptism
1

THE INFANT IS BROUGHT TO
THE 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 o...
Faith must grow
after Baptism.
Within the
“domestic church”
parents have the
first responsibility
for the education
of the...
The Role of the Godparent
 Along with the parents,

godparents make the
Baptismal promises for
the child.
 Godparents as...
Who may be a Sponsor / Godparent?
 At least sixteen years of age

+ confirmed + has received
Holy Eucharist.

 Knows the...
Rite of Baptism
2

THE PRIEST MEETS
THE 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?”
Catholic
children by
tradition are
given the name
of a saint, who
becomes a
heavenly patron
and exercises
special lifelong...
Sign of the Cross
3

MARKS THE IMPRINT OF
CHRIST ON THE ONE WHO IS
GOING TO BELONG TO HIM.
The sign of the
cross signifies
the grace of
redemption
Christ won for
us by His cross.
Sign of the Cross
Proclamation of the Word
4

ENLIGHTENS ALL GATHERED
WITH THE REVEALED TRUTH
AND ELICITS THE RESPONSE
OF FAITH
Prayers
5

1. INTERCESSORY PRAYERS
2. LITANY OF THE SAINTS
3. PRAYER OF EXORCISM
We pray for the
child about to
be baptized, for
his or her
parents and
godparents, and
for all those in
our families
both ...
We seek the prayers and invoke the
protection of the saints for those
about to be baptized.
The names of other saints, inc...
Prayer of Exorcism
“Almighty and ever-living God, you sent your only Son
into the world to cast out the power of Satan, sp...
Anointing with the
Oil of Catechumens
6

“WE ANOINT YOU WITH THE OIL
OF SALVATION IN THE NAME OF
CHRIST OUR SAVIOR; MAY HE...
Anointing with Oil (OC)
 The Catholic Church keeps

three types of holy oil:
Oleum Catechumenorum
(OC) for baptism; Sanct...
Profession of faith
7

THE BABY, THROUGH THE
LIPS OF THE PARENTS AND
GODPARENTS, REJECTS SIN
AND SATAN AND ACCEPTS
THE TEA...
Baptismal Water
8

THE PRIEST ASKS THAT GOD
THROUGH HIS SON AND THE
POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT MAY
BE SENT UPON THE WATER, S...
Blessing of the Water
 “Father, look now with

love upon your Church,
and unseal for her the
fountain of Baptism. By
the ...
The Essential Rite
9
“I baptize you in
the name of the
Father, and of
the Son, and of
the Holy Spirit”

Baptism
“As Christ was
anointed Priest,
Prophet, and
King, so may you
live always as a
member of his
body, sharing
everlasting lif...
Symbolizes that
the person
baptized has
“put on Christ”
and has risen
with Him.
White garment
“You are the light
of the world.….
your light must
shine before
others, that they
may see your
good deeds and
glorify your...
The Lord’s Prayer
Solemn Blessing

 The solemn blessing

concludes the celebration
of Baptism. At the
Baptism of newborns the
blessing of t...
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  1. 1. The Rite of Baptism
  2. 2. Quick question  The matter = ?  The form = ?  The minister =?
  3. 3. All Sacraments have a proper matter and a proper form. In Baptism, the matter is water In Baptism, the form is: “I Baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” The Rite of Baptism
  4. 4. Rite of Baptism 1 THE INFANT IS BROUGHT TO THE CHURCH BY HIS PARENTS AND GODPARENTS
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Faith must grow after Baptism. Within the “domestic church” parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children and the duty to teach the Catholic faith and set an example of Parents Christian living.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Rite of Baptism 2 THE PRIEST MEETS THE FAMILY AT THE ENTRANCE AND WELCOMES THE BABY INTO GOD’S COMMUNITY
  10. 10. What Name?  “What name do you give your child?”  “What do you ask of God’s Church?”
  11. 11. Catholic children by tradition are given the name of a saint, who becomes a heavenly patron and exercises special lifelong care over the baptized person. Called by Name
  12. 12. Sign of the Cross 3 MARKS THE IMPRINT OF CHRIST ON THE ONE WHO IS GOING TO BELONG TO HIM.
  13. 13. The sign of the cross signifies the grace of redemption Christ won for us by His cross. Sign of the Cross
  14. 14. Proclamation of the Word 4 ENLIGHTENS ALL GATHERED WITH THE REVEALED TRUTH AND ELICITS THE RESPONSE OF FAITH
  15. 15. Prayers 5 1. INTERCESSORY PRAYERS 2. LITANY OF THE SAINTS 3. PRAYER OF EXORCISM
  16. 16. We pray for the child about to be baptized, for his or her parents and godparents, and for all those in our families both present and absent. Intercessory Prayers
  17. 17. We seek the prayers and invoke the protection of the saints for those about to be baptized. The names of other saints, including the patron of the baptized, and the patron of the parish church, may be included in the litany. Litany of the Saints
  18. 18. 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.”
  19. 19. Anointing with the Oil of Catechumens 6 “WE ANOINT YOU WITH THE OIL OF SALVATION IN THE NAME OF CHRIST OUR SAVIOR; MAY HE STRENGTHEN YOU WITH HIS POWER, WHO LIVES AND REIGNS FOR EVER AND EVER.”
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. Profession of faith 7 THE BABY, THROUGH THE LIPS OF THE PARENTS AND GODPARENTS, REJECTS SIN AND SATAN AND ACCEPTS THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS AS STATED IN THE CREED.
  22. 22. Baptismal Water 8 THE PRIEST ASKS THAT GOD THROUGH HIS SON AND THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT MAY BE SENT UPON THE WATER, SO THAT THOSE WHO WILL BE BAPTIZED IN IT MAY BE “BORN OF WATER AND THE SPIRIT.”
  23. 23. 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.)
  24. 24. The Essential Rite 9
  25. 25. “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” Baptism
  26. 26. “As Christ was anointed Priest, Prophet, and King, so may you live always as a member of his body, sharing everlasting life.” (Confirmation at the time of Baptism is with-held for infants only in the Latin Rite) The Chrism of Salvation -
  27. 27. Symbolizes that the person baptized has “put on Christ” and has risen with Him. White garment
  28. 28. “You are the light of the world.…. your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” - Matt 5:14-16. Receive the Light of Christ
  29. 29. The Lord’s Prayer
  30. 30. Solemn Blessing  The solemn blessing concludes the celebration of Baptism. At the Baptism of newborns the blessing of the mother occupies a special place.

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