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REBORN - Baptism Prep Session 1

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Saint Matthew

1991 Overlook Drive

Winter Haven, FL 33884

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Before registering for this program please make an appointment with the pastor at: www.thepastorscalendar.com

In this program you will examine the essential role of baptism in God’s plan for salvation, prefigured from the very beginning of creation and fulfilled in Jesus’ own Baptism by John in the Jordan. You will discover the real, life-changing effects of Baptism, the beauty of the Rite of Baptism, and your own baptismal calling to share in the mission of Christ to which all the baptized are called.

The REBORN program we use is divided into three video sessions for parents and a fourth for Godparents:

  • A New Creation traces the theme of Baptism through the Scriptures and demonstrates how Baptism is an essential part of God’s plan for salvation.
  • Entering the Mystery: The Rite Explained answers the question, “Why does the Church baptize infants?” and explores the prayers and symbolism of the Rite of Baptism.
  • Nurturing the Life Of Grace presents the needed information and inspiration to help care for the newly baptized through the lifelong journey of faith. Using sound Catholic principles and teaching, the roles of parents and godparents are illuminated to become the essential influences and examples the young in Christ need for a faith-filled life.
  • Being a godparent is more than a cultural or symbolic role played out on the day of Baptism. Lucas Pollice dismantles the myths and answers these practical questions:
    • What roles do godparents play on the day of Baptism?
    • How are godparents called to impact the spiritual growth and well-being of the one being baptized?
    • What kinds of things can godparents do for the baptized, beyond the occasional card or gift?
    • Why doesn’t the Church allow just anyone to be a godparent?
    • How can parents discern the best godparent for their child?
    • How do both the parents and godparents fit within the community of faith?

By the end, godparents will understand the necessity and responsibilities of their role for teaching, living, and protecting the faith of the baptized.

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1991 Overlook Drive

Winter Haven, FL 33884

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