Baptism

THE MEANING OF BAPTISM

Baptism is the first of all the sacraments of the Church and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Also called "washing of regeneration and renewal in the Spirit" (Titus 3.5), baptism frees the Christian from sin and regenerates as the son of God.

Baptism bring two great graces in the Christian life: it is the forgiveness of sins and new birth in Christ. Indeed, the water of baptism cleanses the catechumen of his sins including original sin. The sacrament of baptism as we acquire new life in Christ. It makes the neophyte "a new creation" (2 Corinthians 5: 17), an adopted son of God who became a member of the divine nature.

BAPTISM OF CHILDREN

Over time, the custom has developed in the Catholic Church to baptize the children (see Wikipedia "infant baptism"). Nowadays, many young families are still baptize their child. The meaning of this gesture is to include now the child in the faith of the church and his family. This is the same time a commitment to know and live this child the Word of God and the life of the Christian community. Families who want to baptize a child may contact our church: 450-834-2323.

INFORMATION

Sacrament of Baptism

THE CALEBRATION OF BAPTISMS AT RAWDON'S PARISH

Usually in our church in Rawdon, children baptisms are celebrated the third Sunday of the month at 2 PM and 3 PM. During the week before, there is a meeting evening for parents and godparents where we deepen the meaning of this sacrament and where we reflect upon the main actions occuring in the celebration. Baptism can, of course, be offered to adolescents or adults who want to accept Jesus in their lives and become part of the Church. To do this, you can contact Jean-Pierre Lalonde (450-834-2323) to learn more about the preparation for this sacrament. There is no charge for the celebration of baptism.