Baptismal Commitment

Together with the lighting of the candle is the Renewal of the Baptismal Promises/Vows made by the Godparents of the Child.

Renewal of Baptismal Promises

  1. Do you reject Satan?
    R. I do.
    V. And all his works?
    R. I do.
    V. And all his empty promises?
    R. I do.
    V. Do you believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth?
    R. I do.
    V. Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary was crucified, died, and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father?
    R. I do.
    V. Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting?
    R. I do.
    V. God, the all-powerful Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has given us a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and forgiven all our sins. May he also keep us faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ for ever and ever.
    R. Amen.

Taking into account the different symbols used in baptism and our call through it to be holy, to be of mission and be with others, COMPOSE three to five WELL-THOUGHT-OUT statements of your OWN Baptismal Commitment. After composing as much as you can, reflect prayerfully to this question: How would you truly live out your baptismal promises today?

FORMAT

Name

Baptismal Commitment:

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Prayer Reflection:

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White Garments PITSTOP

In the Rite of Baptism, the Priest says:

Anointing of Chrism: “God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ has freed you from sin, given you a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and welcomed you into his holy people. He now anoints you with the chrism of salvation. As Christ was anointed Priest, Prophet, and King, so may you live always as a member of his body, sharing everlasting life.”

Clothing with White Garment: “Receive this white garment. Never let it become stained, so that when you stand before the judgment seat of Our Lord you may have life everlasting.”

This prayer said at Baptism is a petition that we are anointed to share Jesus’ mission as Priest, Prophet and King and in the white garment, we may be kept without stain.

PITSTOP Contemplate:

Looking at your own life today, what resolutions can you make to make you worthy to be called a Baptized Christian keeping one’s life and faith pure and without stain?

Forgiveness PITSTOP

After watching the video on The Sinful Woman Anoints Jesus’ Feet (Lk 7:36-50), and Soul Pancake’s Science of Happiness: Forgiveness, reflect on the following questions:

  1. Who do you find difficult to forgive in your life right now? Why?
  2. Do they deserve to be forgiven? Why or why not?
  3. Right now in our lives, how closely do we resemble Christ who we put on in terms of showing Mercy and Forgiveness?