The Sacrament of Baptism
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. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word. " Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213 "
Baptism is a true sacrament instituted by Christ. It is administered by washing with natural water and at the same time invoking the Most Holy Trinity. Anybody, even an unbeliever or a heretic can validly administer baptism. Since it confers grace by the signs' being properly carried out children can and should be baptized even while still infants. Baptism is necessary for salvation. Baptism affectson the remission of original sin and actual sins and all punishment due to sin; it confers sanctifying grace, membership in Christ and in the Church and the obligation to obey the Church's laws and give an indelible character.
When deciding on godparents, you should consider Christian relatives or friends who:
Would be a good Christian role model for your child
+ Who give witness to God in their everyday lives
+ Who are willing to maintain a long-term relationship with your child
Please contact: Fr. SajoJacob ( Pastor) or Aann Abraham ( Sacramental Coordinator) if you have any queries.