Deacon Keating takes a careful look at the Baptismal Rite and offers prayerful reflection and insight to help us live out the faith and nurture the domestic church.
Episode 2 -Baptism: Born from Above– The importance of the name we are given at baptism. The role and significance of godparents.
Episode 3 -Baptism: Born from Above– The importance of the community of faith. Also the relevance and effect of the prayers of exorcism and anointing.
The adopted child reality and the Sonship of Jesus Christ. The symbol of water and it’s importance in the rite and in our spiritual lives. The solemn prayer of the celebrant, which, by invoking God and recalling his plan of salvation, blesses the water of baptism or makes reference to its earlier blessing.
The renunciation of Satan on the part of parents and godparents and their profession of faith…what does this mean? What are we called to actually do?
The child is baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit…what does this mean? The anointing with Sacred Chrism, the clothing with the baptismal garment, the baptismal candle…all what is the significance of these signs? The blessings of the mother, and the father, and the baptized child.