Baptism welcomes us into God's Family. This month we going to explore this amazing and central part of our faith. Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.
Where and when was your Baptism? Who was there? Why did your parents choose godparents? How did you celebrate? What was it like hearing about this occasion?
Parents, what do you remember about your own Sacramental experiences in life? Do you have memories of your First Communion, Confirmation, or even your Baptism?
Pray in thanksgiving for a child in your family today and each day.
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything thy goodness sends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
At the start of this year, think about ways that you can bring more of Christ's light to the world.
Learn Jesus Loves Me Song (with hand motions)