Does the Catholic church accept the baptism of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (Mormons)? While we will be teaching your children at RCIA Adapted for Children, parents remain the primary teachers. God bless. Our close friends have asked us to be godparents to their new son. I just don’t have time to complete the RCIA course with 3 jobs at the moment but I do have intentions on converting to Catholicism myself in the future. Catholicism is only one of the paths to the fullness of the Christian Faith. We can help young children appreciate the gift of Baptism by teaching that Baptism made them pleasing to God, who received them as his children through this Sacrament. My understanding is that their baptism is different and not accepted by the Catholic Church. What kind of spouse would want you to deny this? I am getting anxious since my child will. Yes we would invite the Godparents and Family back for some light refreshments after the Baptism, because it is only polite to do so, but we are not the kind of family to drink alcohol and have a knees up, that is just not our style. Baptism for Children (six years and older) These children enter our Religious Education program which is offered in both English and Spanish. the time comes he enter schooling.. We are unsure of the outcome of the legal proceedings so we thought pf doing this. God Bless – you are heading in the right direction. I am very upset by this, as it would mean a lot to me for my son to attend the catholic school and actively follow the catholic faith along side myself. There is no problem with the child being baptized, but feel my son should have input in this. Demanding and not helpful. The little catholic girl took this abandoned child and felt strongly to baptise it. I hope your health has improved and that you do not feel alone and unkindly turned away from the very place that should be giving you comfort. I want to send my child to a Catholic school. Unfortunately, my husband cannot make the trip home with us. Thankyou I just recently baptized my 2 year old. I DID NOT USED MY CONFIRMATION NAME BECAUSE MARGARET WAS NOT MY CHOSEN CONFIRMATION NAME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My husband feels the catholic do not accept other Christianity’s such as having communion ( as he could not have this at our catholic wedding reception) whilst in an Anglican chili rich anybody who has had holy communion from whatever church can. Thank you:) I grew up Catholic and through God’s working in my life I came to read His Word and know the truth, instead of believing the multitude of deceptions taught in the Catholic Church. It’s hard for me to comment on a situation I am not directly involved in, especially when I am hearing of it secondhand. I could tell that there was something about me that the nun could not stand because her demeanour towards me was always curt to say the least even though I always treated her with the utmost respect and showed outstanding patience when it came to trying to get this child baptised. God bless. Both sets of god parents have not been active in their lives. Under the demands of her father, my ex began attending church again. Does oil ever come into it or is hat for something else? The school she’s attending already has her in the RCIA program (I think that’s what it’s called). A parent cannot be a godparent. However, priests do have the authority to do baptisms without the permission of the bishop and sometimes delegate the responsibility to a deacon if one is available. What is the best solution to this dilemma? Kendra – yes your godparents need to be baptized, confirmed & received Holy Eucharist. Or is it permissible for two people to share in the baptism, one providing the form, the other the matter? Nov 25, 2020 - Baptism gift ideas for older children and young adults. The vows have you before God, stating that you will raise this child in the faith. All protestant churches claiming to be Christian are actually practicing heresy, even though they may contain some elements of the Truth. Your email address will not be published. – Deacon Rick. this happens? I was told we need to just say the words 3 time for it to be valid. It is possible for an Orthodox Christian couple to baptize a child in a catholic church ? Hello Jon, He would surely love it if you would stop being frustrated and start making efforts to learn more about Him and His Religion. She is 85 and I know this is something that is on her mind daily. However, the Bishop can make an exception if it is for a really good reason. Thank you. I want to baptize my three children (ages 8, 4, and 2), but have no one to be the godfathers. Outside of danger of death, provided provision is made for Catholic education, and infant is licitly baptized if: 1° If the parents or guardians, or at least one of them, consents; 2° If the parents, that is father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, or guardians are no more, or have lost their rights over the infant, or cannot in any way exercise them. my mother had me baptized shortly after my sister was born. My uncle happens to be a priest who used to be with the society, but is now Independant. I asked him to get the kids baptised and he was okay with it. I don’t believe in this Godparent thing. The archdiocese will offer a historical records search of all the parishes in their domain, and will be able to tell you if he was baptized within the diocese, and if so, at which church. It has been my experience that you can have your child baptized at any Catholic church, but each one may have different stipulations. Because my marriage I will not be welcomed. Question the motives of many involved in this. Typically the Catholic Church recognizes baptisms from Baptist churches, but I am not clear on how the Church records or validates that. The baptisms purpose has been fulfilled. Just hurry this baptism through. Also, a godparent must be at least sixteen years old. I’m his grandmother but I’m raising him. Can you baptise your child without Godparents? Thank you. I now attend church meeting on a Thursday every week for the past year.which I really enjoy . Typically Christian churches respect and recognize a baptism celebrated in another church. No one talked me into leaving. Tell the preacher what you would like to do, and he will set up a day for you to get baptized. Anyone can be baptised, but the preparation process before baptism for an adult is different than for a child. My husband is actually Jewish. Your hope is in Christ and he will be your strength in the face of your persecution. You should most definitely make your baptismal circumstances known and the RCIA facilitator will help you from there. His 7th birthday is in August, and I think she wants to get it done before he reaches the age of reason. That’s what the months of classes are all about….to be sure that they choose to be a member of the church. I question how my son has no say in this matter, priest won’t consult with them as a couple, said the child at 7 can be baptized without both parents permission. My dad is Italian, raised in Brooklyn, I have always been a proud catholic! If there is no grave danger of death, I see no reason to baptize the child under these circumstances in this way. hello there i have a quick question we have baptized my oldest daughter now we are in the process of baptizing our second daughter my husband was chosen to be the godfather of my nephew along wit me we are married but not threw church he was baptized and did his communion however he hasnt done his confirmation, we are doing the baptism in puerto rico as this is where my family is at he might not be able to be present for the baptism is there a way a proxy can stand for him, also he cannot find his communion information as we have moved so many times that alot of our papers have been lost how can he become the godfather with no issues here in puerto rico they are so strict with what they want however we baptized our first daughter in the catholic faith already. Thank you. I continued on hoping that I would be able to get the child baptised. It would be best if you sat down with your local priest and had a conversation with him. If he is no longer Catholic it seems he’s rejected the faith. You are the mother and you tell him you are baptizing them. Hi Kirsty, She shouldnt have any problem attending a catholic school as many students attend who are not Catholic. I was wondering if you had any nice examples of prayers of the faithful that could be read out at the mass. me and my twin sister breanna grew up in a family where religion and god werent a big priority for us and our parents.During our elementry school years we had gone to both the lutheran and catholic churches just a few times,mainly during the holidays,when we were 13,our dad had a heart attack and was in the hospital for quite a while.The hospital chaplain,who was a priest,came in and visited dad quite often and comforted him and also talked to mom and us and urged us to come to mass at his parish and see what its like.After dad recovered and got back to normal,we went to mass at the parish a few times and after talking to the priest after two years our parents decided to join the parish.Father talked to the four of us and told we would go thru orientation and then me and sis would have to be baptized,then be enrolled in the classes and make our first communions and then be confirmed. Let it go. We were able to start using it in the liturgy as of Feb. 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. His biological parents are not in his life nor is his adopted mother. I am 73. There may be a maximum of 2 Godparents. Would I need my ex permission to do this? The Church requires only one godparent of either gender. I have been given permanent care of two of my grandchildren, the eldest having been baptised before he came into my care, the younger one was not. My daughters are also really keen to have their own daughters Baptised in their own Baptism Gowns, but if we wait much longer, we won’t be able to. i was asked to be a godparent. I am also planning to have my daughter baptised but have already been told that won’t be an issue. Im trying to get my son baptise. I’m ashamed that I have resentment toward the Deacon. Similarly, today, children, teens, and adults receive all three Sacraments of Christian Initiation at the Easter Vigil Liturgy on Holy Saturday. My husband and I are both Catholic and are both baptized, but we have not done our first communion, we want to baptize our son once he is a year old, I recently heard that we can not baptize him unless we have done our first communion, is this true? Hi Erin. I am married to a catholic but not in the church. Although this is a time of celebration, proper etiquette is essential to honor the sacrament. Often times when this happens there are a couple options. We are living in Canada. Hi Brandon. If there is some question about the validity; it needs to be cleared up and then you could get your married “regularized” in a Catholic Church, which would be a private ceremony in the Sacristy. There cannot be two ‘other Christs’ in the case of a sacrament. Thank you, I have asked the priest if my son who is 4(who I wish to be raised in the catholic faith) could be baptised by Christmas, as this would ensure his acceptance into a catholic school. Next when the illness takes it toll and you are nearing the end of your life here on earth tell your loved ones they are to call the priest to give you the anointing of the sick. Adults and children 7 years old or older receive Baptism and the other Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil, after preparing through our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A) program. If you want to be Catholic, you should go to a Catholic Church, and talk to a priest. She is validly baptized and the baptism should be recognized and accepted. As the god mother is that ok or do we have to do it together as a couple because we are married? The stupidity and hypocrisy of christians never ceases to amaze. I realized early on that I had made a mistake joining the LDS church. Can unmarried couple baptize their child? that specify where your child will be placed if you pass away. I don’t understand why anyone would REFUSE to have people make a vow before God that they will always pray for your child and set a good, holy example of Christian virtue for your child. God bless. We have been talking for about 3 years, to get our son baptized, now that we have another child, we want to get them both baptized together. If he said he has a problem, what problem did he give you? I was baptized Catholic at 14. I decided I wanted my children to be Catholic, and that I would join them. Pick a church you like, When they have a song at the end of the church inviting those who want to get saved, you just walk up to the front of the church. LATER I received my BAPTISM OF COMFIRMATION when I was 12 I am thinking about becoming a member of the Catholic faith and wondered about how that would work. #CatholicBaptisim #YoungAdults #Catholic #CatholicGifts. Immersing the entire body in water. You probably want to go to confession before receiving the Eucharist. WH To receive communion means that you believe and accept everything that church teaches. Okay, I was born at 24 weeks. What’s the procedure? I have heard of this type of situation occurring often. Yes, you can still baptize your child in the Church even if you’re not yet married by it. Yes, it definitely possible (both marriage and baptism). It is not about “I or me” but what a child has been called by God to do. can i be present for the baptism if i am not baptized? Visit your local parish priest or deacon to discuss baptizing your children. There’s no blame or threats. Please speak to a priest who is a cannon lawyer. Will I still be able to Baptise my son without his Father present? She has a willing godmother and godfather. So I think it’s wonderful that your daughter is finding a Christian “home” that she enjoys, feels comfortable in, and most importantly feels connected to and is allowing her to grow in or maintain her Christian faith- which started in her foundation of attending the Catholic Church. I have lately felt a pull towards the catholic faith and have begun to attends mass at my local parish. Separate ceremonies you might say but all at basically at the same time. neither of us had to be rebaptized. Is it possible? Then you will have a licit and valid marriage in the eyes of the Church. (15 Posts) Add message | Report. I am at the point where I really have no wish to attend the ceremony because I am opposed to not letting him make his own decision when he’s ready. We are WHITE, we are Australians and we are white Australians and looking at the sea of brown and black faces on the home page photo it became obvious just why we were not wanted. I was questioned at work by a non Catholic Christian who attended a funeral mass at a Catholic church. Can they be baptised catholic? We cannot find it nor know which church and even province he was baptized in. Am in canada on vacation an would love to baptize my daughter i was also baptized in the cathloic church when i was young an would like to know were can i go to have it perform please thank you. This is often called baptism by blood – being killed for your faith and never, not even for a second, compromising it. As our reader points out, the Church will usually proceed with baptism in the case of children whose parents are less then assiduous in practicing their faith. (I was gradeschool at that time). Also, is it possible to baptize the children if he remains muslim but allows it? i was taught that it is the faith of Christ that provides the grace for the Baptism. Yes, in the Catholic faith only one godparent needs to be Catholic. Hi Terry. Is your child in danger of immediate death? It is not necessary for God parents to be siblings or a relative. Peace and God’s blessings! As a (professionally educated) Lay Minster in the Catholic Church…I can tell you that you are misinformed. We been married 12 yrs. Here the saving action of Jesus can give healing in body and soul if that’s God will. excuse my speling . A child should be baptised whether or not the parents know someone that could fill in for them spiritually if something happens to them. x. I am in a bind, my husband and I are about to have our first child and we would like for him to be baptized in the church but the Godparents we have in mind are not Catholic. Rather, the controversy concerned whether to baptize babies as soon as possible or whether to wait until the eighth day after birth to baptize. Talk to your local parish priest or deacon. And I’m twenty one years old now,can I get baptist and wedding on same day,I been church ,attend mass.receive bread frm god,but I did not know,before,that I’m not baptist ,I just know,now that prepared for plan to get married,I She now claims that he is offically baptised and a part of God’s family, which i have no problem with. My daughter had asked her sister to be one of the godparents as soon as she found out she was pregnant. Do I need to belong to a certain church to be baptized? P.S. However, each of our siblings were baptized Catholic, however have married non-Catholics outside the church. If I get my son baptized in Catholic Church even if I am not catholic and my husband is Catholic will my son be labeled Catholic once he is baptized? Neither I nor my wife are Catholic, (we are Apostolic Christians) but we would like our daughter to be baptized in a Catholic Church. John 3:5 says, “Jesus answered, ‘Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.’” Note that Jesus says “no one” can enter heaven in that passage. She has her birth certificate. Yes, you can be baptised. My daughters are three and were baptized in the Catholic church. What kinds of questions should I expect during this meeting? Check out the Baptism resources on the Catholic Toolbox! When baptizing a young child it is the parents who are making a promise on behalf of the child and will raise their child in the Catholic faith. Resentment typically leads to anger. 7-year-olds are naturally curious. Go see a priest and ask to be married in the Catholic Church. All that is required is the will to do what the Church does when she baptizes, and to apply the Trinitarian Baptismal formula. Canon 872 of the Code of Canon Law says that sponsors (godparents) are to be given insofar as possible. As for your husband, its good to know that the church accept mixed marriage. Older children/young adults may need to complete a Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) course to do so, situation pending. It is for the children betterness in the future. God bless. Her baptism is not affected by this and so there would be no need to re-baptize her. 1. Most of my friends were 15 and sophomores in high school. If corrections to the original record are necessary, then the Pastor should include an addendum on the Baptism Registry. God gives it freely to all who are open to it. I agreed and was very respectful at all times as I had been educated by nuns all my life and realised the value of these selfless workers and admired them greatly for their sacrifice to God. Thank you for the useful information! Can’t get a straight answer it seems from the clergy. Thank you…. Otherwise, let their parents or other relatives speak for them. Well you're in luck, because here they come. if a child’s godparents have not fulfilled their roll and have basically shunned the child (due to personal issues with the parent), then can a child be baptized again? Please help. Then get permission from the church she attends in her town to have him baptized in the state where she works. I was previously married and have a 10 year old son of that marraige. Either way though you have to go through the same process as anyone else asking for marriage. There was no danger or risk of death. No you cannot be baptised a second time and no priest or deacon is going to do it not even at the Easter Vigil. A question… Why do you want siblings to do the baptism rather than a priest? What about if muslim man doesn’t allow to baptize the children and woman did it without asking or informing and hiden. My cousin come around every day to visit my kid so she can knoe who her godmother is but it wasn’t the same for her godfather . Hi, do you mean is it okay for siblings, to be godparents to each other’s children? We no longer speak to him or hear anything from him , so with that being said my question was if its possible for my daughter to be re-baptized by her uncle ( my brother in law ). That your Rose garden is a nicer place than the church is not a good reason. How long does this process last? Catholic Grammar School, High School & even College. Go speak to your local parish. I know we are all Christians, but despite them having been Confirmed in the C of E Church, they too have turned away from it of their own free will (it’s not me making them Baptise the grandchildren into one faith over another). I have been to church, its been a while though. Baptism is the first of seven sacraments and the way in which a person becomes a member of the Catholic Church. But my grandmother, a devote Catholic, earnestly wants me to baptize my two boys so that they will have the Holy Spirit and Guardian Angel and to be protected from the Devil. I understand your dilemma and it is a tough situation. Baptized Christians of other faith traditions who would like to learn more about the Catholic faith with the possibility of making a Profession of Faith in the Catholic Church. All that the Church requires is that the parents undertake to do their best to bring the child up as Catholic. It’s so easy to get lost during this time- and sometimes not find your way back. You can do this even if your husband is non-catholic, just follow the advice of the priest, there is a disparity of cult form etc. Catholics belive in one baptism only for the forgiveness of sin. A child should not be baptized again unless the childs life is in danger right? They will help you sort through your questions. I had private instruction, not RCIA. Find a welcoming Catholic church. 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