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From the earliest days the Church has baptized in Jesus’ name. Those who believe the good news about Jesus received baptism. By doing so publicly they became a disciple of Jesus. Each one of us was baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Spirit. We share in the life of the Trinity and we form the Body of Christ on earth. The Church does not baptize on its own. The Risen Lord is present in the community of those who believe. It is his action that brings us into his body and lets us participate in his risen life.
STUDY QUESTIONS: (Limit response to one page per question).
How does the community prepare itself with the parents to be the teachers of those children baptized into the faith community? Why is it important that baptism be done at the Eucharist?
What kind of preparation would you provide to the parents, godparents, and the community prior to a baptism?