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Guide for Celebrating® Infant Baptism

Guide for Celebrating® Infant Baptism



The celebration of infant Baptism stirs joy within a community and reminds those who have gathered that God has called each of us to be missionary disciples. Celebrating Baptism well has the potential to evangelize and transform a parish community so that their faith will be stirred, deepened, and renewed. This resource provides pastoral guidance for preparing joyful and communal celebrations of infant Baptism within or outside Mass. It provides guidance for selecting Scripture readings, prayer texts, and music; arranging the environment; scheduling ministers; and preparing liturgies that engage and evangelize. As part of the Preparing Parish Worship™ series, this book includes:
Theological reflections on the meaning of Baptism
Historical overview of the development of the Baptismal rites for children
A walk-through of the Rite of Baptism for Children
Answers to frequently asked questions with responses to difficult pastoral situations
Assistance with best liturgical practices
Inspirational and informative quotations from Scripture and Church documents
144 pages, 15 x 23 cm, paperback,

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