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Baptism is a sacred action in which the Christian community comes together to celebrate. It is the first of the three sacraments of initiation, which make a person a full member of the church. In baptism, the child will be free from sin and evil. This sacrament is a symbol of God's care for us, and by carrying it out we bring ourselves together closer to the Lord.
I will describe and explain the central features of infant baptism.
An infant is not able to make the promises of faith in the Catholic Church, but he or she belongs to a family who has faith, and parents and godparents promise to make the faith known to the child as they become older.
The crowd and the priest at the back of the church welcome the child. The sponsors and parents declare their intentions asking on behalf of the child for baptism. The priest gives and short homily to explain the reading from the bible and is then followed by the prayers of the faithful. The priest now recites the Prayer of exorcism; asking for the child to be rescued from the slavery of
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