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The Ritual of Baptism Symbolic Action and Words. p.136. #1 Water p. 137. Natural Symbol Scriptural Meanings Taking the Plunge Powerful communicator Trinitarian Formula = “I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”

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The ritual of baptism symbolic action and words

The Ritual of BaptismSymbolic Action and Words

p.136


1 water p 137
#1 Water p. 137

  • Natural Symbol

  • Scriptural Meanings

  • Taking the Plunge

  • Powerful communicator

  • Trinitarian Formula= “I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”

  • These words and the waterare ESSENTIAL to the sacrament



2 oil p 138
# 2 Oil p. 138

  • Healing

  • Strengthening

  • Being choses


3 white garment p 139
# 3 White Garment p. 139

  • Becoming a New Creation


4 a lighted candle p 142
# 4 A Lighted Candle p. 142

  • Fascinates us and captivates us

  • Dispels darkness

  • Guides the lost

  • Wards off danger and exposes evil

  • It is warm and inviting


The flame is received from the easter candle
The flame is received from the Easter candle

The newly baptized person shares the light of Christ.


Baptism s history p 144
Baptism’s History p. 144

  • The Catechumate ---Group A

  • Easter Vigil---Group B and C

  • Mystagogia—Group D


Evolution into 3 sacraments
Evolution into 3 Sacraments

  • Delayed anointing.. Until the bishop could arrive and “confirm” the baptism.

  • Infant baptism becomes the norm….


Since vatican ii
Since Vatican II

  • Process for young children

  • Process for Adults and older children


Young children
Young Children

  • Baptism is not consciously chosen

  • It is a gift from God not dependant on the person’s merit

  • No one “speaks’ for the child

  • The parents are recognized as wanting the Baptism.

  • Godparents are there to help and support the parents

  • “Initiated” one way or another