Baptism has been the rite of initiation into the Church since the days of the Apostles. St. Paul’s letter to the Romans identifies baptism as the way in which all Christians are to participate in the paschal mystery: Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into his death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. Romans 6:3-4
Classes are broken into two, 1 hour sessions.
- the roles of the parents and godparents and the theology of infant baptism
- the rite itself with consideration to the words, symbols, and gestures
The text we will be using is Living Water - Understanding the Gift of New Life through Baptism.
Our classes are every 2nd Saturday in the Church office classroom.