ii, cap. In the latter case, one should be male and the other female. PHi,I have very important,question,we have plan to get married.nxt year,but I just know now that I’m not baptist yet. The following biblical passages support the Church’s teaching regarding the necessity of Baptism. An argument against the absolute necessity of baptism has been sought in the text of Scripture: “Except you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you” (John, vi). Although we don’t go to Church every week and are not registered to any parish, I was wondering if we can still have him baptized in the Catholic Church. Her mom has told her that this has ruined her family and damaged relationships. The meaning of the words was known to the Corinthians at the time of the Apostle. This has been the law of the Church ever since. He was catholic before? INFANTS, UNBAPTIZED. Technically yes, if the baby is in an emergency situation (such as serious illness or near death), but the secret-baptism-in-grandma’s-kitchen-sink while valid if done in the right way isn’t really condoned. The Church teaches that faith is necessary for Baptism. After sometime when I again asked this nun when I could get this other child baptised as this had been going on for nearly two years the nun told me I was probably not a Catholic and if I wanted the child baptised I would have to prove that I was a Catholic even though she frequently saw me at mass and receiving the Eucharist – from memory she even gave me the Eucharist on occasions. The infant now, through its sponsors, makes a declaration of faith and asks for baptism. Communion in the Catholic Church is the true body and blood of our Lord, something no other church can claim. Phil 2:15. Your child needs the graces from the sacrament! Yes, your child may be baptized. You might even want to join the RCIA program and receive confirmation if you have not done so. Friends and family may be *Godparent(s)* for each other’s children. Many other terms have been used as descriptive synonyms for baptism both in the Bible and Christian antiquity, as the laver of regeneration, illumination, the seal of God, the water of eternal life, the sacrament of the Trinity, etc. This really helps us a lot. It is necessary in baptizing to make use of a threefold ablution in conferring this sacrament, by reason of the prescription of the Roman ritual. 15 Roman Missal, Easter Vigil 42: Blessing of Water. Hi James. They do not refer it, however, literally to baptism. Speak to your pastor if you cannot find a confirmed catholic to be a godparent. I currently have custody of my grandchildren and my grandson will be making his confirmation next year and needs a sponsor. I have two questing and would greatly appreciate it if someone can clarify this for us. The council does not mean by votum a simple desire of receiving baptism or even a resolution to do so. While he is not Catholic, we were married in the church and he supports me raising our child in the Catholic faith. Her other siblings are not. He sent a message to the king of Israel: “Let him come now to me, that he may know that there is a prophet in Israel” (2 Kgs 5:8). Observe the commandments of God; that, when Our Lord shall come to His nuptials, thou mayest meet Him together with all the Saints and mayest have life ever-lasting, and live for ever and ever. The same is declared by many other primitive writers, as St. Jerome (IV, in Matt. 18, 16 & 13 yrs old. that have caused a lot of decent Christians unnecessary anxiety. Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration and initiation into the church that was begun by Jesus, who accepted baptism from St. John the Baptist and also ordered the Apostles to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). CCC 1265 Baptism not only purifies from all sins, but also makes the neophyte “a new creature,” an adopted son of God, who has become a “partaker of the divine nature,” member of Christ and co-heir with him, and a temple of the Holy Spirit. If it was done in the right way there is no need to do it in a church again, but it wouldn’t conflict if done again. Those who have no settled place of abode may be baptized by the pastor of any church they choose. She was not a practicing Catholic until she was forced to move out of our home for physically abusing myself and out 6 year old (at the time) daughter who has chromosomal abnormalities and severe autism. Can I still baptize my children without god parents? Just as Christ was raised from the dead, the baptised person arises from the water as a "new creature", a member of the Church. I have sole custody of my son, his father has zero rights to him as he signed off on them. 58 CIC, can. We do not need to earn this gift. 81 UR 3. She has a willing godmother and godfather. My son would like to have his son baptized and has choosen my grandson god-father. I have asked the priest if my son who is 4(who I wish to be raised in the catholic faith) could be baptised by Christmas, as this would ensure his acceptance into a catholic school. I also recognize your love for Jesus and your grandchild hence the desire for his baptism. It is expected that, when they grow up, children who have been baptized will accept the decision made for them and will thus fulfill and validate the adult decision that was presumed. Can I baptize them with just their godmothers??? The word sacramentum captures the visible sign of this hidden reality and recalls Christ’s covenant oath by which he weds himself to the Church because Latin word sacramentum originally meant an “oath.”. The same Priest who took me for my course performed the Baptisms. You can marry a catholic and not convert. I don’t mean to sound critical but even though a protestant service might make you feel good you cannot participate in the most important part of worship – true Communion with Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of Eucharist. There is explicit testimony to this practice from the second century on, and it is quite possible that, from the beginning of the apostolic preaching, when whole "households" received baptism, infants may also have been baptized. Please let me know – Venkat. He’s waiting for you to receive His gift of the sacraments. That the former text also applies to them, has been constantly maintained by the Fathers, who declare that if infants cannot confess Christ with the mouth, they can by act. My father was a Roman Catholic, but he died when I was very young and as a result of this I was never baptized. The ship is then sprinkled with holy water. Rationalists, like Harnack (Dogmengeschichte, I, 68), dispute it, only by arbitrarily ruling out the texts which prove it. Can that possibly be correct? Would it be advisable and/or acceptable to have her baptized at this point so that she will not resent having not been baptized when she is older? May a priest baptize an adult Graec. I have always thought of my self as Catholic. She/my daughter, wants to attend church at the non denominational Christian church. If only the clothes of the person have received the aspersion, the baptism is undoubtedly void. In your case since you are a catholic it is your duty and your responsibility to let your child be baptized in the catholic church.