Prepping For Baptism

What is Baptism?

Baptism is the one sacrament that all Christian denominations share in common. In the Catholic Church, infants are baptized to welcome them into the Catholic faith and to free them from the original sin they were born with. To the Catholic Church, original sin isn’t a personal sin of the unborn, but a sin transmitted from generation to generation by birth. All men and women are born with original sin, and only Baptism can wash it away. Baptism is a ceremony that takes place when a child enters the Christian church (this can also occur when an adult decides to join the Christian faith). The parish priest or deacon administers the sacrament, anointing the person being baptized with oils, and pouring blessed water over the child or adult’s head not just once but three times. Water is a sign of life and so is a sign. Without water nothing can grow. It is a sign of the new spiritual life into which the baptized person is entering. Oil of Baptism is rubbed on the breast of the baby. It symbolizes strengthening for the struggles of life ahead. Oil of Chrism is a mixutre of olive oil and balsam (sweet-smelling ointment) and is rubbed on the crown of the head. It is a sign of sealing with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The profession of faith which you make on behalf of your child at Baptism will later be confirmed personally by your child in the Sacrament of Confirmation when Oil of Chrism will be used again.

Preparing For Baptism

There is something to be said about finding the perfect baptism outfit for you child. In the Catholic Faith, a person being baptized is expected to dress in white to symbolize purity of faith and the cleansing power of Baptism. The white garment symbolizes the white garments Jesus wore when he was placed in the tomb after his death on Good Friday. An infant may wear a baptismal gown handed down for generations; an adult typically puts on a full-length white gown known as an alb. Whether it is your baby girl or baby boy that is being baptized, St. Jude Shop has your baptism attire needs and other religious goods surround the occasion covered. Find white embroidered, ruffled, and silk gowns and bonnets for girls, and find a variety of cotton rompers, tuxedos, and other Christening outfits for boys. Once you have chosen your baptism attire, you can commemorate your experience with a statue, picture frame, medal, charm, pin, and other religious goods.

If you are planning for a baptism, rest assured that you can find everything that you will need for your baptism and more online with St. Jude Shop! Shop  baptism outfits and other religious goods now!