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  • free printable baptism cards
    Free printable baptism cards, baptism invitations, christening cards
    Many faiths celebrate the sacrament of baptism, be it infant baptism or adult. Infant baptism is also called christening in some denominations. Baptism and christenings are usually followed by a celebration. To keep party planning costs down, use...
  • ARE YOU WALKING THE PATH?
    A Psychology of Baptism
    A Psychology of BaptismIn our church, there are several who are getting ready to be baptized. For most, the baptism ceremony is recognized as something out of the ordinary. Yet, it seems that baptism has lost that certain "something special...
  • Kids & Sacraments
    Preparing Children for Sacraments (DVD Review)
    Kids & the SacramentsDVD available from Paraclete Press.Running Time, 50 minutesCopyright 2013REVIEW:The content in this DVD is particularly good for children of catechetical age going through RCIA or younger elementary school kids...
  • A Baptism in Lent?
    A Baptism in Lent?
    The First Sunday of Lent is typically the time when catechumens celebrate the Rite of Election. If they are going to celebrate the Rite with Bishop Loverde at the Cathedral, they typically celebrate the Rite of Sending prior to that in their home...
  • Baptism of Constantine by Raphael
    The baptism of Constantine (337 A.D.)
    Constantine the Great did the seemingly impossible by reuniting the fractured Roman world. His military skills led to dramatic victories which he attributed to the Christian God. As a result, Constantine legalized the religion, ended persecutions,...
  • Out of Baptism
    New Year and Return to Basics for Parish
    We are well on our way into the calendar year for 2015. With the Christmas Season most recently behind us, it is hard to fathom that a month from now it will be the Season of Lent. At Christ the Redeemer, the New Year has brought with it a return...
  • Is faith without works dead?
    Is faith without works dead?
    Most religious denominations will argue the point that baptism is a work and therefore has nothing to do with our being saved. The following passage by Paul to the Romans is one verse they use to prove their argument. If one reads this passage...
  • Pope Francis encourages breastfeeding
    Pope Francis encourages breastfeeding in the Sistine Chapel
    Pope Francis baptized 33 children at the Sistine Chapel Sunday. During his homily, the Holy Father encouraged the nursing mothers to breastfeed their babies publicly if they “cried with hunger,” words that have resounded worldwide...
  • Baptism on Epiphany Sunday
    Epiphany Sunday and Baptism
    Epiphany Sunday, the penultimate Sunday in the Christmas Season brought with it a special celebration. Two families brought their infants to celebrate baptism within a Sunday mass. Before the entrance procession to the Mass began, Fr. Patrick...
  • Pope Francis
    Pope Francis shares memories of his First Communion with children
    While visiting in a Roman parish Sunday evening, Pope Francis shared with children preparing to receive their First Communion. According to Zenit News Agency, He told them about his own First Communion 70 years ago. Pope Francis also met with...
  • The Baptism of Christ
    New research exposes hidden relationship between Jesus and John the Baptist
    The biblical story of Jesus Christ and the mysterious John the Baptist has fascinated millions of people for nearly 2,000 years. The tale also has mystified scholars because of its supernatural and mystical peculiarities, including the motif of...
  • Mankind changes, Jesus Christ does not
    Mankind changes, Jesus Christ does not
    An oft quoted scripture says a lot in only eleven words. Read this passage and the one following:"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." (Hebrews 13:8 KJV)And the writer of the Hebrew letter gives an admonition in...
  • How strange the vehement opposition to water baptism
    How strange the vehement opposition to water baptism
    There are few doctrines in the Holy Bible which are clearer than that of the use of submersion in water as an act of obedience to the plan of salvation. There should be no reason for misunderstanding it. We have written numerous articles on the...
  • Rick Warren's Son of God Bible Study
    Son of God Bible Study: Rick Warren explains Jesus' baptism and your baptism
    Baptism is a Christian rite of admission and adoption into the Christian church. The Gospels report that Jesus was baptized. Therefore, Christians believe they too should be baptized since they are followers of Jesus. In most churches, baptism is...
  • Has God given us patterns to follow?
    Has God given us patterns to follow?
    Some religious teachers insist that there is no pattern in the Bible for us to follow as a Christian. To contend such a thing is completely beyond the imagination of many of us. The reason we cannot accept such a proposition is because there are...
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