Parents and godparents should look over the Rite of Baptism for Children, they should be familiar with the structure of the rite and the responses they must make. The child should be dressed with an article of white, if possible, as an outward sign of the child’s new Christian dignity by means of the thorough cleansing from sin that happens in Baptism. During the ceremony, the priest or deacon will need to anoint the child’s breast plate, so please do not tie anything very tightly around the child’s neck, as it will have to be loosened or unfastened during the ceremony. A baptismal candle will be provided by the Church during the Sacrament.
We would suggest you look over the Reflection paper. The addresses some general areas of concern and may be used during our meeting prior to Baptism.
Photos and Videos
Photos and videos of the Baptismal ceremony are allowed and encouraged. They provide a great means for the child to be able to revisit the day of baptism when he or she is older. Those taking photos and videos should remember that the Church is not a studio and the primary purpose of being present at the baptism is to pray; therefore, they are asked to be discreet in the taking of these important remembrances.
Thank you for allowing us to share in this miracle of life and the outward sign of God’s love.