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Describe a Baptism Service with which you are familiar. Explain the order of service and the parts played by all who attend.

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Describe a Baptism Service with which you are familiar. Explain the order of service and the parts played by all who attend. Baptism is a very important sacrament to receive, we receive the holy sacrament and are made full members of the Church. For the baptism to take place, there must be a hope that the child will be raised in the catholic religion. The ceremony is a symbol of journey, parents move around the church symbolising the infants faith journey through life. ...read more.

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The parents and God parents the accept responsibility to raise the child in the catholic faith, the Priest then makes the sign of the cross on the child for head and asks the parent and God parents to do the same. The Priest and the people present then move to the lectern, here the Priest reads from "The Book", the congregation then listen to reading about the people of God. After this the child is anointed with the oil of salvation on their chest. ...read more.

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and of the Son (pours water on the child), and of the Holy Spirit (pours water on the child). Here there are a few important symbols used, they are Chrism, the Pascal candle and a white garment. The Priest then touches the baby's ear and mouth and prays that the child will receive God's word and proclaim his faith. The group them moves to the Alter, it is here that the ceremony ends with the Our Father, a blessing and hymn. Through Baptism, the child looks forward to communion and confirmation in which they become full members of the church. The final decision to accept the Faith must be the child's, it can't be forced upon them. ...read more.

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