catholic baptism for older child

I want to know that is there any rule in India that anybody get the money after taking baptism from Hindu to catholic christian. This spring I will be getting my daughter who is 1 yr old baptized with my son who is due in a couple weeks. There are extreme cases, however, when even an unbaptized person can baptize someone. You are the mother to your children and you have more rights than him. Today, the Church still recognizes the connection between faith and baptism. God bless. Unless the parents have a written agreement on how to raise their child, dated after the birth of the child, there is no legal recourse. We would like either one of our siblings to baptize her. Catholics belive in one baptism only for the forgiveness of sin. Christ died for everyone. Pick a church you like, When they have a song at the end of the church inviting those who want to get saved, you just walk up to the front of the church. Is there still a way to be a god mother? While we will be teaching your children at RCIA Adapted for Children, parents remain the primary teachers. it is important to note that in choosing godparents they must be a practicing catholic since it is the responsibility of the godparents to show the one to be baptized how to practice the gospel in personal and social life and to be for the candidate a bearer of christian witness and guardian over growth in the baptismal life. Hi Kirsty, She shouldnt have any problem attending a catholic school as many students attend who are not Catholic. It is one of a few religions that promote people converting to it’s beliefs rather than be born into it. I attend a Christian Catholic Church. In a marriage, where the man and woman administer the sacrament, can you imagine the bride saying ‘I’ and her maid of honor saying ‘do’ or the groom saying ‘I’ and the best man saying ‘do’? For example, a bishop is the ordinary minister for Confirmation, but he can give permission to a priest to do a Confirmation. I have asked several people and I’ve gotten conflicting answers. My husband is not baptized and would like to be baptized along with my 2 children but hasn’t begun any RCIA classes. Our close friends have asked us to be godparents to their new son. Kelly. Thank you, Our marriage is going through some issues and we are not ready to be married in the church. Does church or priest ask permition latter or ect from other couple, When it comes to adult baptism, you would need to go through an RCIA process, its a process that can be 9-12 months and has the adult baptized, receive first communion, and confirmation at Easter Vigil. I appreciate any insight you may be able to offer. Based on your brief information, the Catholic Church would welcome you back with open arms. Hi! At least one godparent must be Catholic and if the godparents are married, they need to be married in the Catholic Church. I understand out to be that your husband would not husbandwould the one to offer your child for baptism, so he may not be required to say the prayer responses. Whether you are the host family or the guest of a baptism, christening, or dedication of the child to God, you should know that this is an important day that should be treated with proper respect. Only a priest or deacon may baptize. Does she need to have godparents? Is this possible ? We had asked my husband’s brother and wife. Baptism for Older Children Get Involved > Faith Formation > Sacramental Preparation > Baptism for Older Children “Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other Sacraments. What about a Baptism of an Older Child or Adult? The Sanctifying Role of the Church (Code of Canon Law, c. 842, 849; Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213, 1263, 1265, 1267-1270) Jesus was sacrificed to forgive ALL sins. “they are controlling and their wives have no decission” My children’s father is baptized Anglican and I’m Christian. The relationship is a very strong and loyal one which has spanned over a decade. Thank you so much Jon! It is not necessary for God parents to be siblings or a relative. She gets wet. But the Catholic church does recognize if someone was baptized in another church, and wants to convert to become a Catholic. Thus, the decision whether or not to be baptized is his, and his alone, to make. A. he will advise you of the nessasary steps to take. No one talked me into leaving. We were baptized in the United Church of Canada, according to the Trinitarian baptismal formula and into the Holy Catholic Church, but not into the Roman Catholic Church. I spoke to the Priest and he asked me if there was anyone within the parish community I would like, you can still have a ‘set’ of non catholic Godparents, but I was required to have Catholic ones as well, I asked the Priest to be Godfather as he is an amazing man and i asked if a woman from a particular family would be Godmother, I also had no one to sponser me, so he asked a few members of the parish who i had established a relationship with from attending mass, therfore i wouldent worry overly about not knowing any catholics, if you attend mass regularly you will get to know catholics and if all else fails you can speak to the priest and he will make suggestions and in my case ask the people for you to avoid any awkward feelings. I’ve seen the ceremony from the previous class and it’s beautiful! Sure there are the circumstances such as being divorced supposedly cannot receive communion, but there has been a recent story of the pope himself calling a local priest allowing the priest to not restrict communion to those who have received the sacrament. They are the reason people are turning away from the church. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) cares for children of all ages, from infancy to 18, and from all ethnic and economic backgrounds. I am thinking about becoming a member of the Catholic faith and wondered about how that would work. Yes, you can still baptize your child in the Church even if you’re not yet married by it. Hi Jenna. If Peter was making a theological point – that baptizing in the name of Jesus is the same as baptizing in the name of each person of the Trinity, since Jesus and the Father and the Spirit are one – that is a different thing from doing the sacrament according to the formula Jesus commanded his Apostles to use. I was best man at a wedding where the groom was baptized, confirmed and married at the same time. If you and your husband agree on this, then there would be no obstacle. Hi last year my cousin became my son’s godparents. If not, would I be able to attend my child’s baptism under the same conditions? Best wishes. Could I convert and become Catholic, and be baptized as well or no? I thought, in error apparently, that the Rite of Christian Initiation was for adult conversions to Catholicism. Preparation may begin before the birth of the child. You are best contacting your Catholic church of choice to learn the options to make a decision. Myriam. All of her friends are Christian who attend a non denominational church. this happens? As a (professionally educated) Lay Minster in the Catholic Church…I can tell you that you are misinformed. §1. Baptism for Children Aged 5 and Older. The form of a sacrament is the words that are said when performing or receiving the sacrament. This sacrament completes the conformity to Christs, suffering and death just where baptism started. Your son-in-law should contact his parish to discuss his options with the pastor. However, this would not actually be a second baptism because the first “baptism” was not a real baptism. The Catholic Church considers the child of a Catholic to also be Catholic, regardless of the faith of the other parent. He states that people of every age, from infants to the elderly, have been reborn in God. What are the rules in this regard? The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “The family is the community in which, from childhood, one can learn moral values, begin to honor God, and make good use of freedom.” (2207). Can they baptize her at the same time as the confirmation or do I need to look for a church to baptize her before that? I was not baptized with the Trinitarian formula; I was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. They now have a son and want to have him baptized in both churches (with a minister and a priest. Was it fare. Also, is it possible to baptize the children if he remains muslim but allows it? Can a catholic stand for a non catholic baptism? Thanks! Could you give reasons according to the mind of the church why during Baptism, the baptismal formular, , …..I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit, there is no response of “Amen”. I move freely between the two and I hope the same for my children. It would be best if you sat down with your local priest and had a conversation with him. The first was certainly legitimate soooo.. riddle me that. If they aren’t comfortable doing it they could put you off til someone else is available – but yes- you can still have the baptism for your child. Baptized Christians of other faith traditions who would like to learn more about the Catholic faith with the possibility of making a Profession of Faith in the Catholic Church. Good day, It brings someone into the flock of the faithful and brings them to share in the royal priesthood of Christ (1 Pet. Does this mean my baby cannot not get baptized? Can I baptize them with just their godmothers??? I had my first communion when I was eleven and have been receiving the sacrament ever since. Hi Marie. Hello Mary, You really need to pray that God will show you what you have missed and lost thanks to parents who did not live their faith and godparents who apparently LIED before God when they promised to help your parents teach and nurture you in the faith. So I can safely say I have been accepted into the community and if you truely want it, there is no reason why you shouldnt be able to become catholic, also I didnt get the childrens fathers permission if that answers a question you were pondering. My husband and I are both Catholics. I don’t know what to do in this situation. We have considered to baptize our son in a Catholic Church. I am very upset by this, as it would mean a lot to me for my son to attend the catholic school and actively follow the catholic faith along side myself. My husband feels the catholic do not accept other Christianity’s such as having communion ( as he could not have this at our catholic wedding reception) whilst in an Anglican chili rich anybody who has had holy communion from whatever church can. Can I be rebaptized? Hi Alycia I feel for you as well as I too am in the same boat. Sweet Colleen, praying for peace for your heart. Separate ceremonies you might say but all at basically at the same time. He is non-Catholic. He wishes to be baptized now. I think if you bring up your concerns with the parish they will be able to help you with a solution. It is possible she will return home, where she would have little or no support for her faith. My fiancé and I have a 2 month old and I would like to get him baptized under the Catholic Church. 2. Seems very petty. The problem comes in though that I go to a church affiliate with the fraternity of St. Peter. It has been my experience that all students are welcome regardless of belief. Her mom continues to verbally reprimand her child for her baptism. It really bothered s. Me that she strayed from being catholic but she’s an adult and her decisions are hers . Have you had an opportunity to discuss this with the pastor at the school? I have two questing and would greatly appreciate it if someone can clarify this for us. I have been reading a lot about the church and praying the rosary. This would also be an invalid baptism, even if the Trinitarian formula were used. She spoke with a new priest at the school where she works (which is a different state than she lives) and he told her she has to prove her marriage and also have a “recent” baptismal certificate of her own. Recently my son’s girlfriend was baptized in a non-denominational church. http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/_P41.HTM. I was due to be received into the church three years ago at Easter. What does the Grace of Baptism accomplish? Below … Her other siblings are not. There is one thing I do know though, I will be pulling them out of the school and it will be a cold day in hell before I step into or take the children into a Catholic Church again. An be a godparent. ; The Baptism prayer is the same for infants, children, and adults. I enjoy your web sight and look forward to your answer. Technically this is all that is required to receive sacraments. If such a hope is truly lacking, the baptism is, in accordance with the provisions of particular law, to be deferred and the parents advised of the reason for this. I’m expecting my first next year. I found out on a website that one may be excused from abstaining from meat when one is guest “at a meal who cannot excuse themselves without giving great offence or causing enmity and other situations of moral or physical impossibility to observe the penitential discipline.” I really really did not want to eat the drumstick but there’s no one else in the family who would since my dad is a vegetarian. The Old Catholic Church of BC is the spiritual home for many people because of their baptism at our Church. Our tests sometimes come from within our own church. Why would a priest do that? One of the baptismal sponsors MUST be a Catholic in good standing. You are both Christian as Catholics are the first Christians. To be confirmed and do the communion. I was informed at the last meeting by the Parish Priest that he would not be baptising my child. You guessed it: white. If your not comfortable with your local priest, go to a different parish. I have two kids a three year old daughter and a 11 month old son. His consent is not required. Have a catholic priest remarry you and become a parishioner in a parish. My son and daughter in law are divorcing. Hi, do you mean is it okay for siblings, to be godparents to each other’s children? I come from a Pentecostal Church. like to participate in Mass properly. For Catholics it’s not what I feel or you feel or Mother feels, it’s what the Church and Church law says in the Canons. 18, 16 & 13 yrs old. Can my son baptize a baby if he does not go to church but was baptized when he was a baby in our Catholic Church ? Why? The fullness of the Christian Faith is Catholicism. Does the Catholic Church accept baptisms from another church? Pray for God to break this chain in your family history and direct you to the right people for your and for your child’s sake. I would have thought that God was a mercy full God and considering the Holy Catholic Church is a universal church, what difference would it make where I come from? I personally can understand your desire to do both and allow your child to choose. I was baptized a Catholic. Can you please explain to me what I can do in such situation where I have my in laws who feel they can control me and my kids life. There are no age restrictions for baptism; you cannot be too old or too young to be baptized. Warm regards. Hi, Me and my husband are both catholic. See what Jesus says about you, I’m sure He didn’t leave your situation out. Like proof of being baptized. Hello, I hope you can help me, I was raised Catholic, but my son is 18 years old, and he’s not baptized, (his biological father doesn’t want to do it) but now that he’s older, we would love to do it, what we need to do, so he can be baptized….. This is called ‘baptism by desire.’ If the person has an explicit desire for baptism and is repentant of their sins then they will receive these graces. As long as one godparent is Catholic, it is permissible for a non-Catholic to act as witness to a child's baptism. Can I have her baptized or would there be any issues ? Check out the Archdiocese website for information but it does include marriage preparation course even thought you have 30 years experience. Hi Grey . Is it at all possible to have our child baptized under two different churches? We have been talking for about 3 years, to get our son baptized, now that we have another child, we want to get them both baptized together. This is not a battle for you to fight on your own, but should be fought together with your husband. We are excited to help you with the baptism of your child. They would be thrilled to help you prepare for Baptism. My mum is someone who would takes offence very easily. What happens when a child(12years old) decides to get Baptized in a Non-denominational church…She was Baptized Catholic when she was a baby and not her choice and now wants to get baptized because it is her choice…What are the responsibilities now of the Catholic godparents??? I usually do not attend church but I have faith. It is the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for our salvation. I went along with mostly because I just wanted to please him. I went to their three meetings and at the last meeting the Priest said he had a problem with her being baptised. I have now been told by our old-fashioned priest that the sponsors we have chosen are not adequate. However the tribunal court (Bishop house) asked to baptize the child without informing the husband of the mother of the child and has also added his name of the father above that they have also issue the baptism certificate to the mother of the child. Why are you waiting until he is 1yo? My ex has made several threats to me that there will be no baptism of our 3 month old until court is over, and that my son’s last name changes to his. The most common older child baptism material is metal. I think it’s important to stress to your wife the importance of your daughter finding a Christian (which includes Catholic don’t forget!!) However, the faculty to baptize is reserve only to the the ordained ministers as they are commissioned technically by Jesus as stated in the new testament in Matthew 28: 16-20. Take your child to a sink with running water, fill a cup, and pour the water down the back of the child’s head while praying “I baptize you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ…” Thats all it takes and your child will be protected… Have someone hold your child for you as you baptize the baby so that it’s easier and safer for the child…. Hi there. Baptism can be done as early as one month. We are having issues with the priest in our parish holding us to ransom. Many many years ago the couple had to stand at the side of the alter if one was non-catholic but even that is no longer the case.

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