Baptism is the first of the Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church.
It is common to nearly
all Christian churches.
Instituted by Christ Himself, it is often
referred to as the “Initiation Sacrament.”
In its fullness,
the Sacrament of Baptism
is a call, a response,
a birth and a death,
and a welcome all wrapped up into one beautiful symbolic action of the believing community that expresses
and deepens our relationship with God
and each other.