Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist
... Confirmation and Eucharist
1. Matter, form, ordinary minister, effect of Baptism, and the indelible mark received in the Sacrament of Baptism
Baptism is a welcome ceremony, the beginning of a lasting relationship, a right relationship, with God. Water and oil are used in baptism to symbolise cleansing and anointment (“The Catholic Liturgical Library: Rite for the Baptism of One Child” par. 9). Baptism is performed by a priest or deacon, along with the other ministers. The priest reads some parts of the Scriptures on the subject of baptism. Bible readings include Jesus’ meeting with Nicodemus (John 3: 1-6), the sending of the apostles to the world to preach and baptise (Matthew 28: 18-20), the baptism...