RITE OF BAPTISM FOR CHILD: MEAN OF
The following is a short summary of
the essential meaning of the Sacrament of baptism, taking one rite at a time
and explaining it. As your read, pray that you will be able to put into
practice your own Baptismal commitment!
Ask what name they give the child. Importance of the name: that the
child should have a name’s saint. Often today the parents give a weird name...
WHAT DO THEY ASK? BAPTISM… In this
Sacrament the parents speak and act for the child. Catholic Church believes in “Infant
PARENTS RESPONSIBILITY: train them in
the practice of the faith, observe the commandments, and love God and neighbor…
Do you understand?
GODPARENTS: To help the parents.
Godparents must be catholic, baptized, communion and confirmation, at least 16
years of age and living properly… Can
have one or two godparents...
SIGN OF CROSS ON FOREHEAD... JOY—welcomes
and marked with the Sign of the cross… Explain: Trinity and the cross…
CELEBRATION OF THE WORD OF GOD: One
or two Gospel Readings can be read... Examples: Baptism of Jesus, Mandate,
HOMILY: Challenge the parents and
godparents to live holy lives and bring the child to heaven by their prayer and
INTERCESSIONS (PRAYER OF THE
FAITHFUL). To be faithful followers of Christ, witness to Gospel, parents will
be examples to children, families be kept in love.
INVOCATION OF THE SAINTS… The Family
of God has three parts: Suffering, Militant and Triumphant… The Church is the family of God. The saints
are our friends, they gave us good example and can help us to get to heaven
through their prayers!
10.EXORCISM. Jesus came to
cast out the power of Satan, the spirit of evil. After Jesus was baptized He
went off to the desert and was tempted by the devil. SPIRITUAL WAFARE.
11.ANOINTING ON THE CHEST—Oil
is used in the many of the Sacraments…
12. BLESSING AND
INVOCATION OF GOD OVER THE BAPTISMAL WATER: Very symbolic and beautiful—Red Sea
/Paschal mystery… (3 different forms)
13.RENUNCATION OF SATAN
AND SIN. Consecration to Mary, in the
Montfort form, it is a call to renounce Satan and renew our baptismal
14.PROFESSION OF FAITH: IN
THE TRINITY... The greatest Mystery of the Catholic faith!
15.QUESTION: Is it your
will that X_____________should be baptized? IT IS!!! Should be responded
16.THE BAPTISM… On the
forehead. Parents are godparents can hold, better one of the parents because
their role is much more important…
17.ANOINTING WITH CHRISM—called
to follow Christ, priest, prophet and King…
18.WHITE GARMENT—Purity of
soul. Keep it clean!
19.CANDLE AND PASCHAL
CANDLE—Imitate Christ, the Light of the world by holiness of life. Christ is
the Light of the word, but we afe also called to be the Light of the world!
of mouth and ears calling to mind the miracle of Jesus. Meaning: the child is
called to listen to the Word of God, especially from the parents, and in time
to express it!
21.OUR FATHER: Parents
must be the 1st teachers of prayer to their children.
Mother, Father, and all the rest.
23.SING… CAN SING to conclude. He sings well prays twice—Saint Augustine.
24. CONSECRATION TO MARY
is optional but very beautiful…
25.BAPTISM AND MASS- Can
be incorporated into Mass…