Liturgy Notes from Joann
How do we baptize adults at Resurrection?
The baptism of adults always takes place at the Easter Vigil. The journey begins with the question – how do I become Catholic? After a period of preparation, which can last up to a year or more, the person enters the baptismal pool and is either submerged or water is poured over their head.
Last Saturday, two young women rejected Satan, proclaimed the faith of the Church and were baptized at the Easter Vigil. These young women are Jackie and Sophia Klein. They entered the baptismal pool and Father poured water over them, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. If you attended the 8 PM Saturday evening Mass or the 11:30 AM Sunday Mass during Lent, you may have seen them, as we called them forward for special prayers and then sent them forth to prepare for their Baptism, Confirmation and first Holy Communion.
This past year, the mother of two young boys, Bobby Marines III and Devasi Johnson, asked for baptism for her children. Since these boys are not infants, and since we had the baptismal pool ready to go, they too, were baptized at the Easter Vigil. The parents and godparents of these two brothers rejected Satan and renewed their own profession of faith. After promising to bring Bobby and Devasi up in the faith of the Church, the two brothers were also baptized at the Easter Vigil.
Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Psalm Refrain for April 15 – Third Sunday of Easter
Lord, let your face shine upon us. OR Alleluia.