Please Welcome the Newest Member of the Roman Catholic Church!
One tiny hand to guide and hold,
One tiny life to shape and mold;
Each child, a gift from God above,
A symbol of His strength and love.
Before my husband and I wed, we knew that our future children were to be raised Roman Catholic, meaning our children will receive each of the seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony.
Today we stood in front of God at our Roman Catholic parish amongst friends, family and of course our Priest to baptize our 6 month old son. It was a lovely mass, the singing was beautiful and even though our 2.5 year old spent the majority of the time eating cucumbers, cheerios and grapes, he did tell me he had fun! He really loves crosses, so each time he saw one he would point it out to me, which surprisingly didn’t annoy me, even after the 50th sighting ;)
The baptism itself was fairly quick – or so it felt. Our Priest was friendly and I’m proud to say that officially, both our children enjoyed their baptisms and did not cry, whine or otherwise show any sign of discomfort. Whew! :)
Following the Baptism we invited our extended family to join us for brunch to celebrate. It, as it always is, was really great spending time with our families. We are really blessed to have such strong, supportive people in our lives.
Without a doubt today is a very exciting day for our family. We are very happy now that both our children are official members of the Catholic Church!
Are you or your children baptized? I know this next question is quite controversial amongst the Christian Faith, but will please tell me your thoughts on Infant Baptism? I’d love to hear your viewpoint!
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