Through Water: All you need to know when preparing for Baptism
A resource for parents and godparents preparing for a child's Baptism, or for adults preparing for Baptism through the Rite of Initiation of Adults (RCIA).
Suitable as an aid to parish catechesis or for private use at home. This is the perfect book to give to parents presenting their child for Baptism.
It can also be used to foster a greater understanding of the Sacraments of Initiation, and the significance of Baptism, in parents bring their children for First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
This reader-friendly book, by experienced author Tony Castle, recognises the importance of the Sacrament of Baptism as the first of the Sacraments of Initiation: when St John Paul II was asked to choose the most important day in his life he replied, "The day I was baptised." Baptism is so much more than a simple naming ceremony, whether it is an adult or a child who is passing through water, it is a life-changing event.
Through Water simply and clearly explains both the need for the sacrament and its beauty. Using true life stories to illustrate its themes it covers everything from the naming of the child, or candidate, to who can baptise, and where. It also features a useful glossary of terms.
- Why do we baptise?
- What's in a name?
- Once a Christian Always a Christian.
- The Minister of Baptism.
- Sponsors or Godparents.
- The Register.
- When and Where.
- The Meaning and purpose of Baptism.
- A Return to Ancient Practice.
- Baptismal Symbols.
- The Rite of Baptism for One Child: a short commentary.
- Useful Words.
- Recommended books.
36 pages/ softback/ A5
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