I was baptized at age 12 Anglican. the time comes he enter schooling.. We are unsure of the outcome of the legal proceedings so we thought pf doing this. Now 48 yrs old. Although I don’t want to imply that the Priest is not being completely truthful in his response, I do get the impression that we are being viewed as just one of those families who want church when it suits us, (in other words just to have the Children Baptised so they can get into a good school and we can have a party)but not at any other time, and that hurts deeply. Yes, you can have your daughter baptized. Your chosen Godparent will be a Catholic in good standing and should assist if you need help. In a marriage, where the man and woman administer the sacrament, can you imagine the bride saying ‘I’ and her maid of honor saying ‘do’ or the groom saying ‘I’ and the best man saying ‘do’? I was re baptized and joined the LDS church when I was 19. It turns the person into a newly adopted son of God and a member of Christ. My sister in law recently had a baby and has asked her brother and I to be Godparents to our neice. could i stand by the God parent when my grandchild is being baptized. Yes, those who die for their faith but were never baptized receive the grace of baptism. I am working on a school project about it. I have sole custody of my son, his father has zero rights to him as he signed off on them. WHAT IS THIS SACRAMENT CALLED? Come home. Is this the case at all Catholic Churches? He’s waiting for you to receive His gift of the sacraments. And I invite everyone to keep learning and growing in our Faith, and love of God. I am newly engaged and beginning to make plans for our wedding. He was not raised Catholic (or any religion). 2, Sprinkling water on them Baptism is the first sacrament. As well as to pray for him/her. I was attempting to explain ordinary ministers, but in my conciseness I caused confusion. I did it, but it is down to the discretion of the Priest at the time. Adults and children 7 years old or older receive Baptism and the other Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil, after preparing through our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A) program. She is 85 and I know this is something that is on her mind daily. Hello, You may also want to consider initiation and baptism for yourself. Earlier this year, a video of a child’s baptism went viral when an elderly French priest, frustrated that the child was bawling and resisting the priest’s ministrations, smacked the child across the face. The responsibility to prepare, nurture and support parents as they prepare to bring their child to the font and to continue that relationship beyond the day of Baptism is a ministry of service and teaching. All answers appriecated. My child will be baptized at 13 months old and will be bigger and most-likely walking at that time. Can i not just have my child baptised at a Sunday mass or something ?? I truly do wish that Catholics, in general, were much more inclusive in their view of their own denomination of the Christian faith as well as the many other denominations- rather than exclusive, which I find so often to be the case. If those people are 100% not involved in their lives shouldnt there be an exception? You do not need to be a baptized Catholic to attend any Catholic school. He could very well be baptized within a few weeks. Once a person is really Baptized, they stay that way for Eternity, as true Baptism is a Sacrament that makes an indelible character on the immortal soul. One would need to speak to their parish priest to determine what to do if one does not know any Catholic persons for the role of godparents. I was very close to finishing the RCIA program this year so that I could be baptised in Easter as a Catholic. God loves and accepts everyone not just Catholics and expects us all to do the same. She was dedicated at the couples church when she was an infant. I strongly believe in this view. Can they baptize her at the same time as the confirmation or do I need to look for a church to baptize her before that? So I’ve baptism zed all three in the Catholic Church and my oldest is starting religious ed classes towards communion this year. Can my grandson be baptized twice? Seems very petty. None of my close friends or relatives are Catholic…or they are not “good” Catholics. i’m Catholic but I was marred in Anglican Church and now I can’t able to Baptize my Daughter in any Catholic Church as priest said that I have to marry my wife in Catholic Church and after that I can Baptize my Daughter. In the meantime, I continued to go to mass every Sunday and educate them in the faith. The good thing here is that there is still time to correct past errors. May a priest baptize an adult Your statement of being from a family with a strong Catholic background indicates that you may be. I thought maybe that same gift might be extended to some one at the point of death – some one who has become unable (like the infant) to purposefully choose to reject Christ….. I am at the point where I really have no wish to attend the ceremony because I am opposed to not letting him make his own decision when he’s ready. Local Priest kept on pressurizing for the Baptism of the child. They are devout practicing Roman Catholics as well. A Prophet is someone God uses to deliver message to you with confirmation. Be not afraid. It’s so easy to get lost during this time- and sometimes not find your way back. Then they give u a completion paper. My daughter plans on having my grandson baptized Catholic, even though she is not Catholic. Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water and the word. I agreed and was very respectful at all times as I had been educated by nuns all my life and realised the value of these selfless workers and admired them greatly for their sacrifice to God. Those sins may prevent you from being open to the salvation God offers through baptism, but you will always carry the mark of a Christian on your soul, therefore making re-baptism impossible. If your concern is that you have two close priests and you don’t know which one to ask to celebrate the baptism of your child, you could ask the ‘senior’ priest (the one who has been a priest longer) or the one who has known you and your family longer. I’m not sure but I think godparents are required. “You have to stand up and be in control”. As for yourself you should contact your local Catholic church and ask about the RCIA program which will give you instruction and prepare you for your own baptism, confirmation and first communion. He is giving us a hard time about getting a letter so we can have both our grandchildren baptised together in another church. Jesus does love you and your family, and He wants you to come to Him. To Lucille M.-I was finially baptized when i was 15 and had to wear a white,poofy,short sleeve,top of the knees,”baby girl” style dress with a matching bonnet,lace anklets and white ‘mary jane’ style shoes and had to wear a cloth diaper and plastic pants and tee shirt under the dress.I was considered an infant for my baptism.Right after my baptism,i made my First Holy Communion in my baptism outfit so i didn’t get to wear a communion dress and veil. When baptizing a young child it is the parents who are making a promise on behalf of the child and will raise their child in the Catholic faith. All that the Church requires is that the parents undertake to do their best to bring the child up as Catholic. The process that assists parents in teaching their children to follow Christ is called the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults Adapted for Children. Whom must I go to, to ask about all of this? Wedding is in may and need it ASAP!! Your children can simply announce that they are having a baptism at the church and that all are invited. can i? My husband is very religious. Yes of course you can have your child baptized in the Catholic church. No, you would not need to be re-baptized as long as your original baptism was in the Trinitarian form. And also, if you did this process as a young child, do you have to prove this somehow? Except that Eastern Catholics typically baptize and confirm the infant in one ceremony. I’m his grandmother but I’m raising him. He wishes to be baptized now. The blessed water, infused with the Holy Spirit, has been poured over the child, and s/he has been sealed with the Holy Spirit through the anointing with oil. I’m really desperate for some answers. He wants our son baptized catholic as do I. I have not attended mass regularly in recent years but now that I am a mother I want to carry on the same traditions I had with my son. So wouldn’t it be better to allow her to attend both and feel connected and grow in her faith rather than be forced to only attend Catholic services or groups where she may become resentful, or at least become stagnant or even move back words in her religious faith or foundation? I have been baptized. You may also request a meeting simply to learn more. Does oil ever come into it or is hat for something else? Sharing this information with him will also help you to better understand how to resolve this issue. Communion in the Catholic Church is the true body and blood of our Lord, something no other church can claim. I’m not sure if you are still reading this thread, but if you do have the desire to be baptised, I would encourage you to visit or call up your local parish and let them know. You guessed it: white. Doesn’t sound like the 17 year old has been practicing in the Catholic Church either. He does however have to view marriage according to the church and agree that your children together will be Catholic. I do not believe that this would be a mortal sin, but it is something you might want to bring to a priest for discussion. If you are both already Catholic then you would have to be married by a priest, then later your kids can get baptized in the Catholic church. Also if I can baptize her can I do so being a single mother? Is there any advice or guidance you can offer? It seems a very old-fashioned idea. Paragraph 1271 of the Catechism says it best: Last, but certainly not least, baptism leaves and indelible spiritual mark (character) of belonging to Christ on the soul. Losing my faith was basically took over me. I was due to be received into the church three years ago at Easter. Hi,can anyone help us out with a situation we recently experienced? I Think some churches are more strict than others. I was born in to the Catholic faith and so was baptised as a baby and confirmed as a child because it was my parents wishes. Hi I am not baptized and neither is my son’s father my son will be starting kindergarten in September I would like to get him baptized and would like to attend Catholic school. My Baptism name is Mary, my Confirmation name is Felicity. I got baptized in a Catholic Church and a Protestant church. What happened to my child when. The Catholic Church recognizes the baptism of anyone who was baptized with the following words “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,” whether by immersion or the pouring of water. You would need to discuss this with your pastor at your parish. I don’t know what the procedures are in non-Catholic churches. For instance some require that you become a registered member of the church, others may require that you live within its boundaries (technically parishes are geographical territories in which there is a parish church). My husband & I are still legally married through civil court. If you are an adult seeking baptism you must attend classes instructing you in the Catholic faith. What kinds of questions should I expect during this meeting? Your baptism is in Christ, not in your godmother. It is NOT valid sacramentally and not recognized by the church. Don’t let all those catholic made up rules and rituals keep you from being baptized. It is possible to have two faiths in a marriage and live happily. If you did the baptism in the right way it is valid. We want to baptize our daughter in both the Coptic church and Catholic Church. The Church may require that both of the Godparents be Catholic, though in traditional baptism only one being Catholic is required. GOD BLESS, Hi, Welcome! We know that the Godparents we have in mind would raise our boy in the Catholic faith if we asked and would guide him through life with respect and understanding towards God. The Church has these requirements, not to bother us but to help us in the process of unifying all efforts between the parents, Godparents and the Church in forming these souls into God’s faith. The essential requirement for Baptism is that at least one parent commits to raising the child in the Catholic faith by practicing and attending Mass. It wouldn’t cancel out because you have more family members than two. (I don’t know the reference you’re giving; you give no scripture reference, but I doubt if it’s an account of an actual baptism, with Peter pouring water once and saying, ‘I baptize you in the name of Jesus.’ Can you show us in scripture Peter saying, ‘This is the way everyone must baptize, using the name of Jesus only, because that’s how we got it from jesus himself’?). It would be best if you sat down with your local priest and had a conversation with him. Will this be a problem? Hey I was wondering if anyone new what happened during baptism and specifically what order they go in? I have a sister that’s catholic and she was baptize and first comformation. Jesus commanded his Apostles to baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (see Matthew 28:19). My daughter and her husband are expecting their first child. Justified by faith in Baptism, [they] are incorporated into Christ; they therefore have a right to be called Christians, and with good reason are accepted as brothers by the children of the Catholic Church." I have been given permanent care of two of my grandchildren, the eldest having been baptised before he came into my care, the younger one was not. My husband was divorced prior to our marmarriage.We didn’t understand that he could petition for annulment. I am a Catholic in Australia and I married a non Catholic in a Catholic Church. He is 4. usually the priest calls the paretns/guardians in to his home and talks with them. My wife says I promised at my daughter’s Baptism to raise her in the Catholic church. Earlier this year, a video of a child’s baptism went viral when an elderly French priest, frustrated that the child was bawling and resisting the priest’s ministrations, smacked the child across the face. I was baptized Jehovah Witness when I was 5 and I practiced that religion until i was 11 years old. Although it’s against my will, I followed him. It is really more important how you and your husband will educate your child than choosing one church in which to have the baptism. However, each of our siblings were baptized Catholic, however have married non-Catholics outside the church. I have a 3week old son, I would love to get him baptized but I have been told I can’t because of the father nor I have been baptized, do I and the father have to be baptized before our son? Is it possible for an adult to be Baptized without going through the entire RCIA program? It could be a god parent who will take on this responsibility or grandma or grandpa. To my shock they have not been around or even bothered being in my child’s life and feel that my daughter deserves to have good god parents that will be there for her. 2:9-10). Consider this: is it easier or harder, on a practical level, to raise your child every day – to cook and clean and teach and set a good example, and to discipline your child and help with homework, and take care of her health, etc. Hi . The problem comes in though that I go to a church affiliate with the fraternity of St. Peter. Pls give me guidance on this. A Catholic godparent can establish a telephone relationship with the child, calling on birthdays, anniversaries of baptism and other sacraments and so on. I noticed under the section of who can perform a Baptism you state “Bishops, Priest and sometimes Deacons”, perhaps, it’s the diocese however in our diocese our deacons baptize on a regular basis, even inside of Mass. Myself and my daughter have been baptized. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Returning Catholics Schedules (2016-2017), Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty, To develop a relationship with Jesus Christ, To have a prayer life with God and one’s family, To know the Bible, the Sacraments, and the teachings of the Catholic Faith, To be fully prepared to receive the Sacraments of Christian Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist (Communion), ©2021 St. Anthony the Abbot Catholic Church. I had my first communion when I was eleven and have been receiving the sacrament ever since. Any help or advice would be very much appreciated. i was taught that it is the faith of Christ that provides the grace for the Baptism. Anyway, long story short, she gave me like a month to prove to MY PARISH that I was a Catholic. Please Help. Can we still baptize him? Christening is known as a form of baptism, common in the Catholic or Anglican Church. Your parents probably chose some random friends or relatives who had little relationship with God or interest in living out their faith in the first place. You said the child goes to Catholic school, so I don’t know why there is issue with her being baptized Catholic….this is the faith she is taught in school. My son is getting baptised this Sunday. Baptism For Children Age 7 and Older Preparing to become Catholic. Her family is not Catholic. I just want my child to be baptised. Do we need to have a godparent? Today, the Church still recognizes the connection between faith and baptism. As you can now understand, I am sure, this is one of the reasons why we should not play around with these matters. Can a person be baptized after death? Demanding and not helpful. We had asked my husband’s brother and wife. Yes, it is possible. The term she uses is “regularized” – This is also somewhat misleading. Canon law says only one needs to be Catholic. Since godparents take on two roles - that of support for the parents in the Catholic upbringing of their child, and that of representing the Christian community into which the child is being initiated - they must be practicing Catholics (fully initiated through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) who are mature enough (usually at least 16 years of age) to undertake this role. This would also be an invalid baptism, even if the Trinitarian formula were used. Good luck! To get this proof you have to go to the church your were baptised or have some relative that lives in that country get it for you. I have a situation that I need a Catholic priest to clarify. Why would a priest do that? is it to late for ne to be saved and brought back to gods kingdom? What are the rules in this regard? You can get baptized twice. When asking for a Catholic baptism, the parents or guardians must be able to say with confidence that the child will be brought up within the Faith. Yes, you can renew your baptismal vows at the Easter Vigil! His biological parents are not in his life nor is his adopted mother. Tell the preacher what you would like to do, and he will set up a day for you to get baptized. Anyone who was “baptized” in a ceremony not considered valid by the Catholic Church, would be Baptized for the first time with Catholic Baptism. The other church may choose to baptize again because of their own beliefs about baptism, but it is not valid and has no effect on the first one so long as the first one is valid. I understand that to the Catholic Church this is not a valid baptism, but it was the most real and wonderfully emotional experience of my life. however, I do not have any written proof of any of these sacraments. The article above just said so. Getting baptized is an acceptance of the entire Catholic faith and becoming a child of God. Don’t let him treat you this way. They may be funny about it if you mention that you plan to teach booth religions. She now claims that he is offically baptised and a part of God’s family, which i have no problem with. Other Christian groups have elements of the Catholic Faith, and reject other elements. During one of the eldest child’s classes for his First Reconciliation I spoke to a nun there about getting the younger child baptised as the administration had changed and there was a new Parish Priest and different nuns. My best friend had a baby girl back in January and he chose me and somebody else to serve as godparents. Go speak to your local parish. We are currently in the beginning stages of a high conflict custody battle. Do different states have different rules? Dear Colleen, If there are such rules, then these rules are made by men and not God. When the Church ‘does’ any sacrament, it uses the words of CHRIST, because while the human minister is the one doing the visible action, it is CHRIST who does the spiritual action of removing original sin and giving sanctifying and actual grace. It really bothered s. Me that she strayed from being catholic but she’s an adult and her decisions are hers . I would appreciate any feedback. Have 3 daughters. And I like you find that I get a lot more out if attending Protestant church services- and in particular non- denominational services- rather than catholic services. Four years is too long to wait for overseas relatives! Baptism should be done with the knowledge of the parents and through the ordinary means (i.e. Your story sounds very much like my own story- with me being the 13 year old (many years ago). He would surely love it if you would stop being frustrated and start making efforts to learn more about Him and His Religion. They will not be offended if you ask both of them to participate in this way. When there are two priests at Mass, and both say the words of the consecration, they are actually each celebrating a ‘separate’ Mass. You would go once a week for six months. Child baptism may do a whole lot of good and it will do no harm. See what Jesus says about you, I’m sure He didn’t leave your situation out. I didn’t have the confimation (I am baptised and had first communion) You are the mother and you tell him you are baptizing them. We believe that church has made injustice with my friend. I myself always wanted to be a catholic from a young age I even attended catholic school my best friend of 30years is catholic. You most certainly can be baptized! While we will be teaching your children at RCIA Adapted for Children, parents remain the primary teachers. My youngest- 13 yrs old- attends Catholic Church with us, however, goes to a Non Denominational Youth group, which she really enjoys. (15 Posts) Add message | Report. Hi Marie. God knows how many hairs you have on your head, he knows about your confusion and your lack of education in the Catholic Religion. Outside of danger of death, provided provision is made for Catholic education, and infant is licitly baptized if: 1° If the parents or guardians, or at least one of them, consents; 2° If the parents, that is father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, or guardians are no more, or have lost their rights over the infant, or cannot in any way exercise them. God bless. RCIA adapted for Children: Holy Rosary Church welcomes children of catechetical age, along with their families, on a journey of preparation for initiation into the Catholic community. I don’t have our sons baptism certificates are they registered on a registry as this was done is South Australia.. Yes, in the Catholic faith only one godparent needs to be Catholic. Please help, I need to follow the rules of a catholic. As an adult the process typically takes many months during which you take classes culminating in your baptism, first communion, and confirmation at the Easter Vigil Mass. We actually don’t have any Catholic friends or family that we would want as Godparents. Ever see the movie Not Without My Daughter? We are ‘in communion’ with one another. We were baptized in the United Church of Canada, according to the Trinitarian baptismal formula and into the Holy Catholic Church, but not into the Roman Catholic Church. I am a strong believer in the truth that we are all Christians. Plenty of single parents have their children baptized. It may be more fruitful in the long run to pray for the return of your daughter to the faith and that she and her husband will make the arrangements for baptism. Often times when this happens there are a couple options. Well you're in luck, because here they come. He was previously married and got an annulment. She gets wet. Sometimes it sounds too funny to hear some old people speaking wisdom. Please check with your parish priest regarding particular requirements that may be in place in your diocese. If he said he has a problem, what problem did he give you? If I read correctly, this means he now is no longer “catholic” enough for the job. I loved my confirmation name as MARJORIE but the BISHOP named me wrongly as MARGARET !!!!!!! Annulment is based on whether the intentions of both spouses, even after divorce, were truly honest and sincere about the vows. I can’t say anymore than I was shattered. So I wonder which name GOD will called me in the BOOK OF LIFE ??????????? I was married the first time through the Justice of the Peace. You could ask both of the priests to give your whole family their blessing at the end of Mass or the baptism liturgy. This is just my interpretation. I would like to know if I can be baptized in the Philippines. I am baptized as catholic but want to be recleanes and rebaptized still as a catholic. I fear that my child may not have a very strong faithful path if I were to pass, and her godmother be the only one left to guide her. Most of my friends were 15 and sophomores in high school. I received all my other sacraments as well. Stand up for yourself and your rights. Can I be the godmother to my niece even though I was not confirmed? I have always wanted to be baptized, but I have never belonged to a church or identified with a certain denomination of Christianity. Does a child at this age, who has been saved and cleansed by the blood of Christ, have any obligation to honor her mother’s feelings or beliefs? There’s no blame or threats. However, remember the 4th commandment in the Bible. yep. does this fit in any canon law. Can i re baptize with new godparents or what would be the correct steps? GodParents who are far away can pray for your child from where they live; have Masses offered for your child, or even be penpals. I will pray for your entrance into the Church. P.S. If one is Catholic and gets married outside the church (Anglican or otherwise) without the permission of the Catholic Bishop, IT IS NOT A VALID MARRIAGE IN THE EYES OF THE CHURCH ! Yes, you can be baptised. Jon, I have a baby with a married man. I just watched an infant baptism where the priest carried the baby to the front and introduced him to the people. His consent is not required. With no memory of the first to which do I confess for the forgiveness of sins? God parents play an important role. To be honest, I feel a sence of peace doing that and have attended Mass in the past and felt very comfortable. Besides just doing Baptism the way Jesus told us to do, I sincerely doubt that Peter or any other Pope would ever have said we could just baptize using the words, ‘I baptize you in the name of Jesus,’ simply because of all the heresies that abounded which denied the Trinitarian nature of the Godhead. We are not catholic and I was baptised in a apostolic church in the mid 80s! We are now having difficulty picking godparents because neither godparents that we want are active members of a catholic church. Can that possibly be correct? Hello my name is Kendra. Take your child to a sink with running water, fill a cup, and pour the water down the back of the child’s head while praying “I baptize you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ…” Thats all it takes and your child will be protected… Have someone hold your child for you as you baptize the baby so that it’s easier and safer for the child…. Or both? Older 2 received all the Catholic Sacraments. 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