Baptism, the gateway to life in the Spirit and the doorway to all other sacraments, is the basis of the whole Christian life. (CCC 1213) Through it a person is freed from sin, is reborn as a child of God, is configured to the Crucified and Glorified Christ and is incorporated into the Church. Through this sacrament, one is immersed into the death of Christ and rises with Him as a “new creature” (2 Cor. 5, 17).
The below given guidelines are meant to help parents desiring to have their child baptized in our church of St. Diogo prepare and celebrate the sacrament more meaningfully.
“Therefore we have been buried with Him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.” (Rom. 6, 4)