Thursday, August 11, 2016

She's Baptized!

It is such a blessing to have our daughter Jenny, baptized!

We wanted to be sure she understood what was happening so we waited awhile
 before scheduling her baptism.

Baptism can mean different things in different churches.
In the Catholic church it means
that you are welcoming the child in the Christian Catholic faith and 
through baptism they are free from original sin. 

Be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins;
and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:38

Jenny's baptism was held after the church service.
Father Steve personalizes it towards the individual child and involves the whole family.

It helps the child and the other children to learn and to feel part of the sacrament.

Baptism is a sacrament and the Holy Spirit is a gift from God!

A gift the is offered to all of us!

Dear Friends, 
accept this beautiful, amazing and perfect gift!

It is a gift like no other...

The candle symbolizes the light of Christ,
who is the light of the world!

Oh yes, dear Lord!
You are truly the light of the world!

 I know that different Christian faiths, do things differently.
And that is okay...
the most important thing is to accept this gift.

The Holy Spirit give us peace, it brings us closer to our Lord, it frees us from sin...
the blessings that flow from the Holy spirit are innumerable!

Most baptisms are done on infants.
We are so thankful that our church was so kind 
and made this Baptismal garment specially for our daughter!

Jenny's Godmother, Kelly helped her put on her garment!

You did such a good job sweet girl!

 Big brother Billy and Kelly are Jenny's Godparents!

Thank you Father Steve for baptizing our daughter and for blessing our family!

The children adore Fr Steve and every weekend they look forward to going to church!

Thankful for their welcoming heart!
It was easy for these five girls to welcome their new sister last December!
Jenny fits in perfectly with this crew!
How does God know?

This tells me to trust HIM even more!

Praise You Lord Jesus!


Vicky said...

A beautiful moment! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

Yeay! Congratulations to Jenny! She looks so peaceful!

This is totally none of my business so please forgive me if I'm overstepping my bounds but I'm glad that Kelly is once again a part of the family. The last time you mentioned her she and Billy had decided to end their relationship but I've noticed her popping up in various photos recently. She just looks like she fits!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

How wonderful! I like that your parish made special arrangements. So sweet! Congratulations!

amulbunny's random thoughts said...

When my daughter was baptized she was given by her godparents, a candle that had 21 years on it. Every yeqr we were to light the candle on the date of her baptism to remember it and our pledge to her.

Even now at 63, I consider myself Walking Wet in the love of Christ Jesus. For my actions and my life should reflect the gift that he has given me.

I hope that Jenny, as she grows, may grow in the seasons ahead.

~Monica Utt~ Itty Bitty Land said...

Congratulations!!! Thank you for sharing.

Jill said...

God Bless Jenny and your wonderful family!