The Sacrament of Baptism, the first of the seven sacraments, is our entrance into the Church.
Through Baptism, we are cleansed of Original Sin and receive sanctifying grace, the life of God
within our souls. That grace prepares us for the reception of the other sacraments and helps us
to live our lives as Christians.
Baptism is a serious step—a step we spend much time getting ready for. We get new clothes, we pick
the right godparents (ninong and ninang), we choose the best church, we find the best place for a
reception, etc. But, did you know that in a Catholic baptism, the godparents should be Catholics too?
That the traditional Baptism garb for the child is white? And that it represents "putting on Christ"?
If you've ever known a one-year-old, you know that the hope, wonder, and joy with which they
discover the world is more than just a prelude to what they might become. Before baby even takes a
step, one of the most important parts of a Christian life's journey - the beginning - has already taken place, and
that definitely deserves a good party.
More to come! Please check back from time to time. Thank you.