Midterm Terms: Baptism


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  • The washing away of spiritual sin
  • Brings new life with Christ

Proper Matter

  • Flowing water

Correct Words/Form

  • “I know baptize you in the name of the father, the son, and the holy spirit”
  • Triple pour

Designated Minister

  • Bishop, Priest, Deacon
  • Anyone

Biblical Basis

  • Jesus’ Baptism by John Matthew 3:13-17
  • Mark 1:9-11
  • Luke 3:21-22
  • John 1:29-33


  • Definition
    • Order of initiation rights for adults
  • Process
    • All three initiation sacraments are performed
      • Baptism
      • Confirmation
      • Eucharist
    • At the Easter vigil

Rite of Baptism of Children

  • People didn’t want their kids to wait to be accepted in the way of God
  • Child’s parents and godparents speak in the name of the child
    • Job to teach the child the faith
  • Formation of faith grows gradually as the child grows

Cradle vs. convert

  • Baptized as an infant
  • Baptized at the age of reason


  • Anyone who believes in Christ and his message


  • Students of the faith in special parish classes preparing for baptism

Conditional Baptism

  • A baptism performed in the case of question in the validity of a previous baptism

Signs of Baptism

  • Water
    • Sprinkling/Immersion
  • Oils of Baptism
    • Anoints child
  • White Garment
    • Worn to represent purity
  • Baptismal Candle
    • Lighted

Effects of Baptism

  • Washes away original sin and other sins as well
  • Makes us children of God, temples of the Holy Spirit
  • Welcomes us as members of the church
  • Marks us forever as sharers in a common priesthood of all believers in Christ’s mission of justice and peace

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