CatechismClass.com publishes a best selling and one-of-a-kind online Baptism Preparation Course. This course is ideal for those who are studying to prepare for their child's Baptism or to be Godparents.
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Welcome to this course on the Sacrament of Baptism! In this short course we are going to briefly discuss the necessity for, Scriptures relating to, the history of, and the Rite for the Sacrament of Baptism. Baptism is the first Sacrament of the Faith, and it is the Sacrament by which a person becomes a Christian. It is truly a life-giving Sacrament since it is necessary for our salvation to receive it.
Who is CatechismClass.com? CatechismClass.com is not a parish church. We are not a parish and as a result, unfortunately can not offer our programs for free. We are an independent publishing company and online apostolate with support from a number of Catholic dioceses, bishops, and priests. Our organization is led by Fr. James Zatalava (the writer of this course) and employs a handful of committed Catholics who handle the administration of this website. This course (and the other programs offered through CatechismClass.com) provide a living to the people the organization employs.
Who is this course written for? We strive to prepare all of our users for the great importance of Baptism. For this reason, some of you may find some of this material easy. Others may need to spend more time on the material. Since people come from different walks of life and experiences, we offer a course meant to align with the needs of a diverse group of people. It is recommended to spend 1 - 2 hours reading through this material before attempting the quiz.
Why is Baptism so important that I need to attend a class like this one? Baptism was given to the Church as the Sacrament of initiation into the Faith and for the forgiveness of sins, both Original Sin and all personal sins. Through Baptism we are made sons and daughters of God, and God’s very life comes to dwell within us. It is through the graces of Baptism that we are given the foundations of virtue and the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and it is through the graces of Baptism that we live as Christians at all.
Because of the importance of this Sacrament, it has a long and storied history, and many questions have been raised as to its nature and the validity of its form. We will address many of the major concerns, as well as learning about the prefiguration of Baptism in the Old Testament and the history of Baptism in the Church. Let us get started with a prayer to the Holy Ghost:
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come
From thy bright heavenly thr...
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