Espiritu Santo Catholic Church

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Espiritu Santo Catholic Church"

Transcription

1 Espiritu Santo Catholic Church There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all. Ephesians 4:5-6

2 Beginning the Journey of Faith: Infant Baptism A Parish Celebration Espiritu Santo Catholic Church 2405 Philippe Parkway Safety Harbor, Florida Office (727) Fax (727) Monday Friday 8:30 A.M. 4:30 P.M.

3 Preparing for Infant Baptism The purpose of this booklet is to assist you in taking a more sacrament will be a more memorable and meaningful experience for you and your family. In the past, the practice of baptizing infants involved little preparation. In many parishes there was a set time when parents brought their children to the church and the priest baptized them all. However, in the early church, Baptism was conferred once a year at Easter time. Those who were baptized were usually adults who had spent the forty days of Lent preparing for Baptism and their entry into the Church. Time and history brought about changes in these practices. Baptisms were scheduled more frequently and in time the majority of those baptized on any given Sunday were infants. The Rite of Baptism used for the past 400 years child by name is thereby answered by the godparents. The new Rite of Baptism for infants takes the true state of the child into account. The questions are now addressed to the parents and not to the child. The Rite emphasizes

4 preparation for the Sacrament, parental responsibility and baptism is a family affair that concerns your family and the Through the Sacrament of Baptism, your child enters into the Body of Christ and thus becomes a Christian, a member do for your child, -- feeding, dressing, washing, caring, -- you will be training and disciplining him/her to do these things for themselves. The same is true for the Sacrament of Baptism which you now request for your child: everything that you do must ensure that the gift of faith, given in Baptism, becomes their personal possession, so that one day they can assume personal responsibility for living and practicing their faith. Theology of Baptism The theology of Baptism is essential in our understanding of the significance of the sacrament. Baptism makes us a new creation in Christ. The child is washed clean of the stain of original sin thus being restored to a state of grace and purity. The child also enters into the Body of Christ, thus becoming a member of the Church.

5 In B unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too -4). Hence, we become Christians through Baptism and as such we accept the cross of Christ and fruits of his resurrection. We embrace the cross and the struggles, sacrifices, and ultimate glory that stem from it. Each baptized person is given a tri-fold baptismal role to fulfill: the role of priest, prophet, and king. Just as Christ was anointed priest, prophet, and king, so too is each baptized individual. The baptized Christian fulfills the baptismal role of priest by living a life of sacrifice for others while maintaining a well-balanced prayer life focused around giving the greatest praise, worship, and glory to God. To be a prophet means to speak the word of God to others constantly pointing out the injustices in society. Finally, through B Kingdom. The baptismal role of king requires the Christian to reflect the justice and mercy of God toward all, especially to the poor, the oppressed, and the outcast.

6 Symbols There are several symbols used in Baptism. The most obvious is the water. Water is what gives us life;; it nourishes us and washes us clean. The waters of Baptism wash away all sins and gives the person new life in Christ. The sign of the cross, which is traced on the forehead of the child, reminds us of our new life following Christ, who calls us to pick up our cross and follow him. The white garment is a symbol showing that we are a new creation in Christ since our souls are made pure and clean. The Paschal Candle represents Christ who is the light of the world and the candle which is lit from it reminds us that each baptized Christian is called to reflect the light of Christ to the world. Finally, the oil used to anoint represents the Holy Spirit. In Baptism, the individual receives the gift of the Holy Spirit. Just as Christ was anointed priest, prophet, and king, so too is the newly baptized.

7 Decision to Baptize The decision to have your child baptized is not one to be taken lightly. At the beginning of the Rite, you will be asked, should be able to answer with conviction and dedication, r awareness of what this sacrament is and your awareness of the responsibilities you assume. As a result of Baptism, your child will become a child of God. Together with the Christian community, he/she will be able Heaven introduces your child into the Church. These are the people Baptism and one God and Baptism and faith lead these people to daily practice of the Gospel commandments: love of God and love of neighbor. It is within this Church that your child will grow in personal faith.

8 Parental Responsibility The Baptism ceremony begins and ends;; however, the baptismal life is a continuous growth which you, the parents, must foster. We can compare this life of God given in baptism with the human life your child has recently begun. Your family life should be dedicated to making your child grow into a mature adult. You will train and discipline your child to do for themselves what you do for them now. As a result of Baptism, your child becomes a Christian;; however it is your responsibility as Christian parents to see that your child becomes a mature Christian. This responsibility begins with you looking at your own faith and how you put it into practice on a daily basis. Do you honestly intend to share your faith and the faith of the Church with your child through your own example so that your child will come to know, love, and serve God and neighbor as a practicing member of the Church? In presenting your child for Baptism, you are accepting this responsibility. God gave us the gift of faith through people. It is a faith which must grow and develop. If your answer is negative, then you must question why you wish to have your child baptized. Baptism is not a magical rite nor is it merely an occasion for a family gathering and party. Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation which must be lived out on a daily basis.

9 In deciding to have your child baptized, you do not stand alone in this responsibility. The Church will be a constant source of encouragement and support as your child grows in the faith. In your task as the primary educator of your child in the ways of faith, you will be helped by the Church. In the religious education programs which we provide to prepare your child for the reception of the other sacraments and the living out of a good Christian life. In Baptism, God is inviting you to a greater awareness of your own faith and to share your faith with your child;; however, you are also called to help form this gift of faith in your child through your active cooperation. The words of name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. -20). How will your parenthood give flesh to this command of Christ? It is within the family that your child will learn the first lessons about the great glory that God has bestowed on them. development, he/she should learn everything through your guidance, love and respect. As a result, your child will eventually be abl

10 Your child is a child of promise. Even in the midst of your present joy, you look forward to what this child will be, with the many wishes and dreams which your love will always prompt. As parents, you wish to do your best to make all your dreams and promises come true. You will pass on all that is good and true: your best qualities and faith. The new Rite of Infant Baptism recognizes the importance of your role in the baptism of your child. There is no attempt to pretend that your child would request Baptism if only they could speak. Your child is dependent on you for everything, including their faith. When your child is born, he/she is welcomed into a family bound by love and blood. On the day of Baptism, the Catholic Church and in particular this faith community of Espiritu Santo stands ready to welcome your child. We are a community bound by love and faith: the Catholic Church of Jesus Christ. Godparents The choice of godparents is very important since they take upon themselves a responsibility similar to that of the parents. This choice should not be merely the fulfillment of a social obligation, or the mark of honor or respect for a relat

11 relationship is not necessarily with the newly baptized child. Instead, the relationship clearly is to be with the parents, with the adults The rite is very explicit about this, for it asks the sponsors about supporting and witnessing to the parents rather than to the child. The godparent, therefore, assists the parents, who lead the child to profess the faith, and the godparent gives living witness to the parents. The godparent is expected to be godparent to the family and household, rather than only to the individual child. This is a wonderful image of the Church into which the child is initiated: adults supporting adults in faith, witnessing to and with one another the faith they proclaim, leading their children into this network of relationships by which Christ is revealed and faith is evoked. The person to be godparent must be 16 years of age and is expected to be sufficiently mature for this role. He or she should also be fully initiated into the Catholic Church by Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. The godparent must also be practicing member of the Catholic Church, whose life reflects the teachings of the Gospels. Non-Catholic Christians may be witnesses;; however, one godparent must be a practicing Catholic who meets the above mentioned criteria.

12 Summary of Guidelines 1. The Celebration of Baptism for children is a family affair that concerns the parents, the immediate family, and the Christian family of Espiritu Santo. Baptism envisions that parents are in relationship with a community of believers. This network of relationship assures you of the support and help you need before, during, and after the baptism of your child. This is why it is necessary for you to be registered members of this faith community that welcomes your child. 2. Baptism is the ritual celebration of the faith of adult Your own faith, therefore, is the essential element in the baptism of your child. As parents, you will engage in a long-term process of formation: a process affecting your as well as your child. The Celebration of Baptism is built on the premise that you are or plan to be a practicing Catholic. 3. Each child to be baptized is to have a least ONE Catholic godparent who is at least sixteen years of age and who is sufficiently mature for this role. This godparent must be practicing their Catholic faith and also have received all of the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation). The godparent will need to present a letter from his or her parish

13 certifying that he or she is a member in good standing and qualified to act as a godparent. If the godparent cannot be present in person at the baptism, that godparent will need to appoint another Catholic person to serve as proxy. 4. When there are two godparents, one must be male and the other female. If there is only one godparent, gender linkage is not compulsory. A baby girl does not require a female godparent, nor does a baby boy godparent dictate that a male godparent be used. Maturity in faith is the more important criterion. 5. It has been the custom to present an offering to the Church on the occasion of Baptism. This is completely sacrament. God gives His gifts freely and the only return expected is that of a life well-lived in the spirit of His Son, Jesus Christ. If you wish to make an offering, you should do so out of a wish to assist the community of which your child now becomes a part. 6. community by practicing their faith with loyalty and joy, then that faith will never grow. The parents must make a personal decision of practicing the faith in which their child will be baptized;; otherwise, baptism is a meaningless ceremony. We hope that these

14 guidelines will create an awareness of the responsibility of the parents in dealing with the spiritual welfare of their children. Required Documentation Godparent/Witness Forms 4. Godparent letters from the parish of membership 5. Non-Participating Parent Consent Document (required only if one parent is non-catholic and will **** Please note that it is the responsibility of the parents to submit all the required documents to the parish office before the actual date of Baptism can be scheduled.***

15 Notes

16 ESCC 2/1/08

Rite of Baptism for Children

Rite of Baptism for Children Rite of Baptism for Children Reception of the Child (The Proclaimer will read the introduction to the Liturgy, concluding with a welcome to the family of the person who is being baptized and an invitation

More information

What do you ask of God s Church???

What do you ask of God s Church??? Pre-Baptismal Ceremony Presentation Notes for co-ordinator Baptism is the most important and basic event of a Christian life. It is the foundation of the Christian life. We are not born a Christian, we

More information

Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Parish A Parish of the Diocese of Greensburg A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust 300 N. Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601

Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Parish A Parish of the Diocese of Greensburg A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust 300 N. Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601 WHAT IS BAPTISM? Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Parish A Parish of the Diocese of Greensburg A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust 300 N. Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601 GUIDELINES FOR INFANT BAPTISM ISSUED JANUARY

More information

The Sacraments. The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist. Holy Baptism

The Sacraments. The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist. Holy Baptism The Sacraments What are the sacraments? The sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace, given by Christ as sure and certain means by which we receive that grace. What is grace?

More information

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM PLEASE LEAVE THIS BOOKLET IN THE CHURCH. Thankyou

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM PLEASE LEAVE THIS BOOKLET IN THE CHURCH. Thankyou SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM PLEASE LEAVE THIS BOOKLET IN THE CHURCH Thankyou Baptism is a community ritual, please join in. RECEPTION OF THE CHILD The people may sing a psalm or hymn while the celebrating priest

More information

Order for the Sacrament of Holy Baptism

Order for the Sacrament of Holy Baptism Order for the Sacrament of Holy Baptism March 27, 2014 Baptism should be administered as part of the Eucharist on a Sunday or other Feast Day. The most appropriate days for Baptism are the Easter Vigil,

More information

Blessing Over Baptismal Water

Blessing Over Baptismal Water Blessing Over Baptismal Water (Rite of Baptism #54) Father, you give us grace through sacramental signs, which tell us of the wonders of your unseen power. In baptism we use your gift of water, which you

More information

Generally, baptisms take place after the 11.15am Mass on a Sunday or arranged by the priest.

Generally, baptisms take place after the 11.15am Mass on a Sunday or arranged by the priest. What is Baptism? One of the meanings of the word blessing is to say good things In Baptism God says the following about your child: that he/she is precious, is a child of God, is an heir to the kingdom,

More information

Church of the Holy Family Sacrament of Baptism Guidelines

Church of the Holy Family Sacrament of Baptism Guidelines Church of the Holy Family Sacrament of Baptism Guidelines The birth of a child is a most beautiful and wonderful event. Needless to say, you have been preparing in many ways for this event from the moment

More information

Rite of Baptism. Celebrant: What name have you given your child?

Rite of Baptism. Celebrant: What name have you given your child? Rite of Baptism If possible, baptism should take place on Sunday, the day on which the Church celebrates the paschal mystery. It should be conferred in a communal celebration in the presence of the faithful,

More information

The Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism The Sacrament of Baptism Thank you for your interest in the Sacrament of Baptism! If you are expecting a child or have an infant that needs to be baptized, please call the parish office and register for

More information

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism The Sacrament of Holy Baptism A workbook for Parents and Godparents By Pastor Matthew D. Musteric Revised July 2013 Please complete this workbook at return it to the Pastor well in advance of the date

More information

Sacrament of Baptism. St Teresa of Avila. Deacon Kerry Diver

Sacrament of Baptism. St Teresa of Avila. Deacon Kerry Diver Sacrament of Baptism St Teresa of Avila Deacon Kerry Diver Baptism Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door that gives access to the other sacraments.

More information

NORMS FOR INFANT BAPTISM

NORMS FOR INFANT BAPTISM NORMS FOR INFANT BAPTISM I. REQUIREMENTS FOR BAPTISM A. Infants are those who have not yet reached the age of discretion and therefore cannot have or profess personal faith. The age of discretion is ordinarily

More information

The Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism The Sacrament of Welcome You are preparing to have your child baptized. This is a very special time for you and your family. Whether you child is a new born or a few years old, this is a time for celebrating

More information

Sacrament of baptism. Trinity High School - Junior Theology

Sacrament of baptism. Trinity High School - Junior Theology Sacrament of baptism Trinity High School - Junior Theology www.thstheology.org Ms. Kimberly Hogan baptism reflection pair share Why is WATER absolutely necessary to life and one of the greatest gifts

More information

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM First Presbyterian Church, Marianna, Florida

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM First Presbyterian Church, Marianna, Florida THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM First Presbyterian Church, Marianna, Florida The session, the governing body, of the First Presbyterian Church, Marianna, Florida has prepared this statement (primarily based on

More information

St. Aloysius Religious Education rd Grade

St. Aloysius Religious Education rd Grade St. Aloysius Religious Education 2016-2017 3 rd Grade 4:00pm 4:05pm 4:10pm Welcome (class attendance) We Gather - in Prayer at the prayer table (use colored table covering for appropriate liturgical season)

More information

CHAPTER 3 GRADE CHAPTER 3 GRADE

CHAPTER 3 GRADE CHAPTER 3 GRADE God Is Our Father 1 2 Jesus Lives in His Church understand that God loves, cares for, and forgives us like a good father. In giving us human life, God has given us something of himself, for each person

More information

PLANNING YOUR CHILD S ORTHODOX BAPTISM

PLANNING YOUR CHILD S ORTHODOX BAPTISM PLANNING YOUR CHILD S ORTHODOX BAPTISM Unless one is born of water and the Spirit he (she) cannot enter the Kingdom of God. (John 3:5) Your baby s baptism is a time for joy and celebration! It is also

More information

The Sacrament of Confirmation Family Information Packet

The Sacrament of Confirmation Family Information Packet The Sacrament of Confirmation Family Information Packet Confirmation * The program consists of foundational instruction and specific formation instruction. Life Teen is the program used as the on-going

More information

Good Beginnings. The Sacrament of Baptism in the Parish of Moyraverty

Good Beginnings. The Sacrament of Baptism in the Parish of Moyraverty Good Beginnings The Sacrament of Baptism in the Parish of Moyraverty Through Baptism our children become Children of God, members of the Church, and heirs to th e Kingdom of Heaven. Your decision to have

More information

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism The Sacrament of Holy Baptism A workbook for Parents and Godparents By Pastor Matthew D. Musteric Revised June 2011 Candidate for Holy Baptism: Date and Place of Birth: Phone Number and Address: Father

More information

Experience One: The Sacrament of Baptism

Experience One: The Sacrament of Baptism Part One: Starting with Prayer Date: Sponsor/Partner Name: Candidate Name: The Sign of the Cross, the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and the Glory Be are four of the most common Catholic prayers. As you begin

More information

2 nd grade Eucharist Lesson Summary and Family Enrichment Activities

2 nd grade Eucharist Lesson Summary and Family Enrichment Activities 2 nd grade Eucharist Lesson Summary and Family Enrichment Activities Week & Chapter Week 13: (1/10-1/14 Chapter 1 Week 14: 1/17-21 Chapter 2 Or Brother Francis DVD The Mass Week 15: Lesson Summary The

More information

SACRAMENTAL GUIDELINES The Initiation of Children

SACRAMENTAL GUIDELINES The Initiation of Children Diocese of Hamilton SACRAMENTAL GUIDELINES The Initiation of Children Approved by The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI Bishop of Hamilton 0 Diocese of Hamilton SACRAMENTAL GUIDELINES The Initiation of

More information

Child s Name Baptism SACRED HEART PARISH MUNDARING. Fr. Dom Savio, Celebrant DAY DATE & YEAR TIME

Child s Name Baptism SACRED HEART PARISH MUNDARING. Fr. Dom Savio, Celebrant DAY DATE & YEAR TIME SACRED HEART PARISH MUNDARING Child s Name Baptism Sacred Heart Parish Mundaring 200 Coolgardie St., Mundaring 6073 www.sacredheartmundaring.com.au (08) 9295-1059 Fr. Dom Savio, Celebrant DAY DATE & YEAR

More information

Sacrament of Baptism

Sacrament of Baptism Sacrament of Baptism Infant Baptisms are scheduled regularly throughout the year, typically on two Sundays a month, at 1:00 p.m. We generally try to keep to no more than 6 babies per ceremony. Special

More information

What s My Child Learning?

What s My Child Learning? This is a review of the information your child is learning in Christ Our Life, Grade. Unit 1: We Worship God as Catholic Christians The children will come to a basic understanding and appreciation of Christian

More information

Baptism. The priest welcomes the child and the parents at the door of the church and takes them down to the baptismal font.

Baptism. The priest welcomes the child and the parents at the door of the church and takes them down to the baptismal font. sacrament (sak-ra-ment) baptism (bap-tis-um) catechumen (cata-c-youmen) anoint (an-oyn-t) chrism (cris-um) font Baptism Meanings special events during your church life to help you strengthen your faith.

More information

Baptism Welcome to God s Family

Baptism Welcome to God s Family Level: 2 Grade: 1 Baptism Welcome to God s Family In Part 1 of this unit students learn about Jesus Christ as one who welcomes, loves and includes them. They are people who enjoy a relationship with Jesus

More information

We Believe Grade 5, Chapter During Confirmation the laying on of hands and anointing are signs of our sponsor s presence.

We Believe Grade 5, Chapter During Confirmation the laying on of hands and anointing are signs of our sponsor s presence. We Believe Grade 5, Chapter 8 True/False Indicate whether the statement is true or false. If a statement is false, change the 1. During Confirmation the laying on of hands and anointing are signs of our

More information

Love, God Our Creator, Being Sorry, Reverence For the Bible and Celebration (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Lent, Mary, New Beginnings, Mass)

Love, God Our Creator, Being Sorry, Reverence For the Bible and Celebration (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Lent, Mary, New Beginnings, Mass) CURRICULUM OBJECTIVES and SACRAMENTS All religious education books are in accordance with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the General Directory for Catechesis. The objectives of each grade are

More information

ASH WEDNESDAY. Collect. Blessing and Giving of Ashes. Pause.

ASH WEDNESDAY. Collect. Blessing and Giving of Ashes. Pause. ASH WEDNESDAY during this campaign of Christian service, let us begin with holy fasting and fight against spiritual evils so that we will become strong with self-discipline {control}. Blessing and Giving

More information

Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant

Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant Gathering SENTENCES OF SCRIPTURE There is one body and one Spirit, Eph. 4:4-6 just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

More information

The Book of Common Prayer, Formatted as the original

The Book of Common Prayer, Formatted as the original The Book of Common Prayer, Formatted as the original This document was created from a text file through a number of interations into InDesign and then to Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. This document is intended

More information

THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION The Sacrament of Reconciliation has three elements; conversion, confession and celebration. Like all things that matter in our spiritual life, forgiveness comes as a pure

More information

WELCOME TO GOD S FAMILY

WELCOME TO GOD S FAMILY WELCOME TO GOD S FAMILY To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband

More information

Confirmation 2013-2014 Requirements

Confirmation 2013-2014 Requirements Christ the King Catholic Church 821 South Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, Florida 33609 Confirmation 2013-2014 Requirements Sacrament involves relationship with Jesus and presumes faith. Readiness, not age or

More information

Preparing to Celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism

Preparing to Celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Preparing to Celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism Notes 8 Outline of the Baptism Ceremony The following is an outline of the ceremony: Reception of the Child o Naming

More information

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door that gives access to the other sacraments.

Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door that gives access to the other sacraments. Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the door that gives access to the other sacraments. Sacrament Sacraments are outward (visible) signs of an inward

More information

our family service We are all one in Jesus Christ and children of the same heavenly father

our family service We are all one in Jesus Christ and children of the same heavenly father our family service We are all one in Jesus Christ and children of the same heavenly father Welcome! FOURTH Sunday each month at 10.00 am You are very welcome to Saint Mary s, the Parish Church of West

More information

THE RITE OF CONFIRMATION WITHIN MASS AS ADAPTED FOR USE IN THE DIOCESE OF LANSING INTRODUCTION

THE RITE OF CONFIRMATION WITHIN MASS AS ADAPTED FOR USE IN THE DIOCESE OF LANSING INTRODUCTION THE RITE OF CONFIRMATION WITHIN MASS AS ADAPTED FOR USE IN THE DIOCESE OF LANSING INTRODUCTION On the following pages, one will find the ritual text for the Rite of Confirmation within Mass. 1 It is provided

More information

DSHA Theology Department The Sacramental Life: Encounters with Christ

DSHA Theology Department The Sacramental Life: Encounters with Christ DSHA Theology Department The Sacramental Life: Encounters with Christ Unit 1: The Liturgy: Official Worship of the Church 1. The liturgy is the official, communal, and public worship of the church. 2.

More information

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS SACRAMENTS: MASTERWORKS OF GOD 1. WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN? A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ who is our Way, Truth and Life. 2. WHAT IS A SACRAMENT?

More information

CATECHISM (adopted 2008) FOR CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CONFESSION OF FAITH

CATECHISM (adopted 2008) FOR CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CONFESSION OF FAITH (from 2008 preliminary minutes page 183) CATECHISM (adopted 2008) FOR CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CONFESSION OF FAITH 1. Who is God? God is the one living, active Creator of all that is, seen and unseen. 2.

More information

Eucharist At Home Ritual Preparation (1 8)

Eucharist At Home Ritual Preparation (1 8) Page 1 Eucharist Eucharist Chapter One We Belong (1) where you will gather, place a white cloth (a tablecloth, towel, or pillowcase will work). and a Bible opened to John 15:1 17. If you have the Songs

More information

Children. Sacrament of Baptism

Children. Sacrament of Baptism Children and the Sacrament of Baptism Second Presbyterian Church Lewis and Frederick Sts. P.O. Box 175 Staunton, VA 24401 (540) 885-8159 INTRODUCTION There are few occasions more joyful and special than

More information

ASH WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE

ASH WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE ASH WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE Virtue Link: Faith, Hope, Love, Justice, Temperance, Fortitude Catholic Character Themes: Community, Compassion, Discipleship, Reverence, Solidarity Introduction The Hebrew

More information

2 Together for Life. When using the Rite for Celebrating Marriage Outside Mass, please turn to page 97 for the Nuptial Blessing.

2 Together for Life. When using the Rite for Celebrating Marriage Outside Mass, please turn to page 97 for the Nuptial Blessing. Using This Booklet Planning your wedding day can seem like a daunting task, involving (as it does) a large number of people and a seemingly endless array of details. Often, in the midst of making plans

More information

The Sacrament of Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism The Sacrament of Baptism Sanctuary: 57 Park Place, Morristown, NJ Offices: 65 South Street, Morristown, NJ Phone: 973-538-1776 Website: www.pcmorristown.org Baptism The Presbyterian Church in Morristown

More information

DIOCESE OF GALLUP SACRAMENTAL GUIDELINES ANOINTING OF THE SICK

DIOCESE OF GALLUP SACRAMENTAL GUIDELINES ANOINTING OF THE SICK A. MEANING OF THE SACRAMENT DIOCESE OF GALLUP SACRAMENTAL GUIDELINES ANOINTING OF THE SICK "The Lord himself showed great concern for the bodily and spiritual we/fare of the sick and commanded his followers

More information

Baptism. a significant Christian practice

Baptism. a significant Christian practice Baptism a significant Christian practice Christianity - HSC The focus of this study is the contribution of significant people, ideas, practices and ethical teachings to an understanding of Christianity

More information

Sacraments. Sacrament. Key Concept. Love is everything. Objective

Sacraments. Sacrament. Key Concept. Love is everything. Objective Sacraments Key Concept Sacrament: a sacred ritual that is a visible sign of God s presence with people at key moments in their lives. Objective Outline the Christian understanding of sacrament. Activity:

More information

RITE OF CONFIRMATION LITURGY PREPARATION GUIDE Diocese of Fairbanks Revised 2014

RITE OF CONFIRMATION LITURGY PREPARATION GUIDE Diocese of Fairbanks Revised 2014 RITE OF CONFIRMATION LITURGY PREPARATION GUIDE Diocese of Fairbanks Revised 2014 Parish Address Contact Person Email Phone Date of Celebration Time Vestment color (see Guidelines) Number of Confirmandi

More information

The Sacrament of Extreme Unction is now called what sacrament? (Anointing of the Sick)

The Sacrament of Extreme Unction is now called what sacrament? (Anointing of the Sick) Sacraments Questions Anointing the Sick The Sacrament of Extreme Unction is now called what sacrament? (Anointing of the Sick) True or False: The priest anoints the sick person with holy water. (False)

More information

21. What was the original sin? A. It was Adam and Eve=s sin of pride and disobedience to God=s law. 22. When did you receive a share in God=s life

21. What was the original sin? A. It was Adam and Eve=s sin of pride and disobedience to God=s law. 22. When did you receive a share in God=s life 92 Questions 1. How many Gods are there? A. One. 2. How many Persons are there in God? A. Three persons in God. 3. Who are they? What are their names? A. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

More information

IMMEDIATE PREPARATION FOR FIRST COMMUNION CURRICULUM STANDARDS

IMMEDIATE PREPARATION FOR FIRST COMMUNION CURRICULUM STANDARDS IMMEDIATE PREPARATION FOR FIRST COMMUNION CURRICULUM STANDARDS THEME: We come to the table of the Eucharist where we eat the body and drink the blood of Jesus. We learn how to live through the Word of

More information

BAPTISM. A Biblical Perspective

BAPTISM. A Biblical Perspective BAPTISM A Biblical Perspective BAPTISM: A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE Why is baptism such a big deal for Christians? What does dunking people in water have to do with God? This is a quick study/look into the

More information

Confirmation and First Eucharist 2012

Confirmation and First Eucharist 2012 Confirmation and First Eucharist 2012 St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 Parents, November 17 th, 2011 As your child has grown in faith, through your example, he/she has responded

More information

GUIDE FOR A TWO YEAR CYCLE OF STEWARDSHIP PRAYERS

GUIDE FOR A TWO YEAR CYCLE OF STEWARDSHIP PRAYERS A GUIDE FOR A TWO YEAR CYCLE OF STEWARDSHIP PRAYERS PREPARED BY: THE OFFICE OF STEWARDSHIP & DEVELOPMENT DIOCESE OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND January Year 1 Lord God, you alone are the source of every good

More information

The Sacrament of Baptism at St. Boniface Church

The Sacrament of Baptism at St. Boniface Church The Sacrament of Baptism at St. Boniface Church Contents ~ The Sacrament of Baptism: Celebrating the Embrace of God ~ Information Sheet for Baptism ~ Who Should Be God-parents? ~ Questions THE SACRAMENT

More information

Policy for the Sacramental Initiation of Children in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke

Policy for the Sacramental Initiation of Children in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke Policy for the Sacramental Initiation of Children in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pembroke Pentecost 2009 1 Pentecost 2009 Dear Faithful People in Christ, I am pleased to present to you a Diocesan Policy

More information

RECEIVING THE SACRAMENTS

RECEIVING THE SACRAMENTS RECEIVING THE SACRAMENTS Please visit the Parish Office or phone 604-869-5382 or email ologhope@telus.net to arrange to receive the Sacraments. The seven Sacraments touch all the stages and all the important

More information

THE ORDER OF THE MASS

THE ORDER OF THE MASS THE ORDER OF THE MASS The first part of the Mass is about getting to know everyone and welcoming everyone to God s house. It s called the INTRODUCTORY RITES. Entrance Song We sing to celebrate that we

More information

Holy Baptism. This service is adapted from APBA pages Hymns may be included in the service at appropriate places.

Holy Baptism. This service is adapted from APBA pages Hymns may be included in the service at appropriate places. 1 The priest says Holy Baptism IN MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER prepared by the Liturgy Commission of General Synod, October 2009, for trial use under section 4 of the Constitution where the diocesan bishop

More information

Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments Chapter 4 Directed Reading Worksheet The Sacrament of Confirmation

Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments Chapter 4 Directed Reading Worksheet The Sacrament of Confirmation Name Date Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments Chapter 4 Directed Reading Worksheet The Sacrament of Confirmation Directions: Read through the chapter and fill in the missing information. All the questions

More information

We Believe Sadlier 2004

We Believe Sadlier 2004 First Grade Curriculum Religion We Believe Sadlier 2004 Unit 1: Jesus Teaches Us About God's Love Chapter 1: God is Our Father God created the world. God created all people. God gives us special gifts.

More information

Objective. 3. Once you have become familiar with the information, please work through the entire lesson outline page-by-page with your students.

Objective. 3. Once you have become familiar with the information, please work through the entire lesson outline page-by-page with your students. Objective To help the teens come to a deeper understanding of the foundational aspects of the Sacrament of Baptism, and how this first sacrament of the Church is their gateway for salvation. To Prepare

More information

Texts for use in the marriage rite and in the wedding mass

Texts for use in the marriage rite and in the wedding mass Gathering & Entrance Opening Prayer Texts for use in the marriage rite and in the wedding mass Liturgy of the Word Old Testament Reading Psalm New Testament Reading Gospel Acclamation Gospel (Homily) Liturgy

More information

Vocation General Intercessions. for use at mass From the First sunday of advent until the Feast of Christ the King 2015 Cycle b

Vocation General Intercessions. for use at mass From the First sunday of advent until the Feast of Christ the King 2015 Cycle b Vocation General Intercessions for use at mass From the First sunday of advent until the Feast of Christ the King 2015 Cycle b Introduction In the Gospels Jesus commands us to Pray the Lord of the harvest

More information

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Congratulations! This information sheet is to help us in your pastoral care as you prepare for an important moment in your and your baby s life. Hopefully it will reply to some

More information

PRESIDER S TEXT: OPENING PRAYER

PRESIDER S TEXT: OPENING PRAYER PRESIDER S TEXT: OPENING PRAYER INTRODUCTORY RITE HYMN As We Gather at Your Table GREETING In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The Lord be with you. And also with you. INTRODUCTION

More information

THE SERVICES OF THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT IN THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

THE SERVICES OF THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT IN THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH THE SERVICES OF THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT IN THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH THE BAPTISMAL COVENANT I AS REVISED TO ALIGN WITH THE 2008 BOOK OF DISCIPLINE AND BOOK OF RESOLUTIONS Copyright 2009 The United Methodist

More information

The Catholic Community of St. Luke the Evangelist Glossary for Eucharist Classes

The Catholic Community of St. Luke the Evangelist Glossary for Eucharist Classes The Catholic Community of St. Luke the Evangelist Glossary for Eucharist Classes Baptism: One of the three Sacraments of Initiation. Baptism gives us new life in God and makes us members of the Church.

More information

Rite of Baptism for Children, Introduction

Rite of Baptism for Children, Introduction Rite of Baptism for Children, Introduction Importance of Baptizing Children 1. The term children or infants refers to those who have not yet reached the age of discernment and therefore cannot profess

More information

What are the special gifts of Confirmation that give strength?

What are the special gifts of Confirmation that give strength? What is Confirmation? Confirmation is the Sacrament through which the Holy Spirit comes to us in a special way to join us more closely to Jesus and His Church and to seal and strengthen us as Christ s

More information

GOING TO MASS. St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church. Acknowledgements. Sponsored by the. Thank you for the volunteers in the pictures.

GOING TO MASS. St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church. Acknowledgements. Sponsored by the. Thank you for the volunteers in the pictures. Acknowledgements GOING TO MASS Sponsored by the Office for Ministry with Persons with Disabilities, Catholic Life & Evangelization Diocese of Allentown Director, Sr. Janice Marie Johnson, R.S.M. Parish

More information

ORDER OF MASS INTRODUCTORY RITES ENTRANCE SONG. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

ORDER OF MASS INTRODUCTORY RITES ENTRANCE SONG. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ORDER OF MASS INTRODUCTORY RITES ENTRANCE SONG In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

More information

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen. OUTLINE OF THE CATHOLIC MASS THE INTRODUCTORY RITES GREETING Priest: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. ~ or Grace to you and

More information

GUIDE TO BAPTISMS CONTENTS. The Universal Life Church Monastery s

GUIDE TO BAPTISMS CONTENTS. The Universal Life Church Monastery s The Universal Life Church Monastery s GUIDE TO BAPTISMS CONTENTS An Introduction to Baptisms 1 Planning a Baptism 2 Holy Water - 4 Baptismal Rites Example 5 Scripture for Baptisms 7 1 A FREE DOWNLOAD FROM

More information

LESSON 12 - The Holy Spirit s Gift To Bear the Fruit of Charity

LESSON 12 - The Holy Spirit s Gift To Bear the Fruit of Charity LESSON 12 - The Holy Spirit s Gift To Bear the Fruit of Charity Opening Thoughts Love is the Theological Virtue that encompasses and supports all the other virtues. It is the only virtue which will still

More information

Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion in the Church of Ireland

Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion in the Church of Ireland Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion in the Church of Ireland A Guide for Primary School Teachers Introduction Recognition of diversity and respecting each other s differences is accorded increasing

More information

Dear Parents, The birth of a child is a major event in the life of any family. On behalf of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, we extend to you

Dear Parents, The birth of a child is a major event in the life of any family. On behalf of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, we extend to you Dear Parents, The birth of a child is a major event in the life of any family. On behalf of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, we extend to you and your child our warmest welcome. Baptism is a welcoming

More information

Did you hear the Good News?

Did you hear the Good News? Holy Baptism Did you hear the Good News? As each of us are created and are born into this world we come with a deep desire: *to be loved, *to belong, *to be cared for, *to be understood, *to have meaning,

More information

Celebrating the Liturgy

Celebrating the Liturgy Celebrating the Liturgy Faith Vocabulary Write the word or term next to its meaning. rituals liturgy Sacraments liturgical year Easter Triduum 1. The seven main sacred signs and causes of grace given to

More information

2010 RCL-BENZIGER FAMILY LIFE AND LOYOLA CHRIST OUR LIFE CORRELATION CHRIST OUR LIFE FIRST SEMESTER CHAPTERS

2010 RCL-BENZIGER FAMILY LIFE AND LOYOLA CHRIST OUR LIFE CORRELATION CHRIST OUR LIFE FIRST SEMESTER CHAPTERS GRADE: KINDERGARTEN 2010 RCL- FAMILY LIFE AND LOYOLA CORRELATION 1. FAMILIES 1. NAMES ARE GOOD 14. HEARTS ARE GOOD 2. SHARING 3. STORIES ARE GOOD 15. HANDS ARE GOOD 3. I AM LOVED 5. QUIET IS GOOD 24. JOY

More information

What are the levels of biblical learning? How do I read this document for my child? Why are there no specific ages listed?

What are the levels of biblical learning? How do I read this document for my child? Why are there no specific ages listed? LEVELS of BIBLICAL LEARNING What are the levels of biblical learning? Levels of Biblical Learning covers 10 biblical concept areas that children can learn as they study God s Word. The concept areas are

More information

Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it. (Mark 10:15)

Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it. (Mark 10:15) Scripture Lessons: Mark 10:13-16 THE SACRAMENT OF CHRISTIAN BAPTISM (10/18/09) Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it. (Mark 10:15) In our church,

More information

Know Your Catholic Faith

Know Your Catholic Faith ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI Orland Park, Illinois Know Your Catholic Faith A Family Questionnaire for Confirmation Candidates St Francis of Assisi 15010 South Wolf Road Orland Park, Illinois 60467 www.sfaorland.org

More information

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL Solemnity of Epiphany January 5/6, Lord, hear our prayer.

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL Solemnity of Epiphany January 5/6, Lord, hear our prayer. Solemnity of Epiphany January 5/6, 2008 Celebrant: My dear friends, the love of God reaches to the ends of the earth. As the three kings were led to the Savior, let us approach the Lord and humbly bring

More information

THE NEW ROMAN MISSAL

THE NEW ROMAN MISSAL GREETING INTRODUCTION TO THE PENITENTIAL ACT Priest: As we prepare to celebrate the mystery of Christ s love, let us acknowledge our failures and ask the Lord for pardon and strength. PENITENTIAL ACT (FORM

More information

Belonging to God: A First Catechism

Belonging to God: A First Catechism Belonging to God: A First Catechism Approved by the 210 th General Assembly (1998) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Question 1. Who are you? I am a child of God. Question 2. What does it mean to be

More information

Sorry! Thank you! Please help me! Praying the Mass

Sorry! Thank you! Please help me! Praying the Mass Praying the Mass At Mass we meet with Jesus and he meets with us. This is a precious meeting. We meet with the Son of God, who comes to us to share with us his love and his life. He comes to us, to bring

More information

SACRAMENTS ELEMENTARY COURSE OF STUDY GRADES K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8

SACRAMENTS ELEMENTARY COURSE OF STUDY GRADES K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 GENERAL SACRAMENTS Grade 2 define the term sacrament. 5 be able to define the term sacrament and recognize in themselves and the world the potential to be a sign or sacrament for others. 2 be able to name

More information

The Common Priesthood: What Does Baptism Demand? Paul Turner

The Common Priesthood: What Does Baptism Demand? Paul Turner The Common Priesthood: What Does Baptism Demand? Paul Turner Lord, hear our prayer. That s the typical response the assembly makes during the prayer of the faithful. It doesn t seem like much. Just four

More information

HOW GOD DISTRIBUTES HIS GIFTS THE SACRAMENTS

HOW GOD DISTRIBUTES HIS GIFTS THE SACRAMENTS HOW GOD DISTRIBUTES HIS GIFTS THE SACRAMENTS Jesus promised he would not leave us orphans (John 14:18) but would send the Holy Spirit to guide and protect us (John 15:26). He gave the sacraments to heal,

More information

RECEIVING THE CANDIDATES GREETING

RECEIVING THE CANDIDATES GREETING CELEBRATION OF THE RITE OF ACCEPTANCE INTO THE ORDER OF CATECHUMENS AND OF THE RITE OF WELCOMING BAPTIZED BUT PREVIOUSLY UNCATECHIZED ADULTS WHO ARE PREPARING FOR CONFIRMATION AND/OR EUCHARIST OR RECEPTION

More information

Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and obey it. Luke 11:28

Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and obey it. Luke 11:28 GRADE 3 INTRO TO SCRIPTURE SONG: BLESSED ARE WE WE BELIEVE That the Bible is the Word of God. TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY Prepare for School Mass by going over the Readings School Mass Read page 18-19 in

More information

Excerpts from the Order of Mass The People s Parts

Excerpts from the Order of Mass The People s Parts Excerpts from the Order of Mass The People s Parts Roman Missal 1973 (Current Text) The Order of Mass 2010 Introductory Rites Greeting In the name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Spirit.

More information