BAPTISM: A SACRAMENT OF BELONGING
Baptism marks a significant moment, both in the life of the candidate, their family and friends, and in the life of the church community. It is a celebration of a new beginning in becoming a member of Christ’s body, the Church. Baptism immerses us in the new life given to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus at Easter. When we come for baptism we are saying “yes” to God’s love and desire for us to belong to the community of God’s people. We are baptised into membership of the Universal Christian Church, not merely as parishioners of a particular denomination or parish.
Christian parents bring their children for baptism because they want them to be a part of the community of faith. Parents and Godparents (sponsors) make promises on behalf of the children they bring for baptism. They also take on the responsibility of raising their children as active members of the church.
In the Christian life we are not alone. God provides us with companions on the way as we share our faith and our struggles with the community of the Church. In baptism, the Church says, “yes” to you. Welcome!
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