For New Believers
The most ancient practice of the Church was to baptize adults after a long period of preparation called the catechumenate. This preparation involved instruction in the faith and acted as a kind of apprenticeship as a disciple of Christ. For many reasons the Church no longer makes such demands of its newest members. Yet, it is important to learn "the basics" of Christian faith and practice before taking on the responsibilities of our baptismal covenant.
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For Parents and Godparents
For centuries, the Church has baptized children with the hope that these children will be brought up in the practice of Christian faith first of all through the example of their parents and their godparents. This responsibility is shared by the whole church community but is primarily the obligation of those most closely associated with the raising of the child.
To assist parents and godparents to undertake this important responsibility, Journey in Faith provides resources and opportunities to prepare for the celebration of a child's baptism.
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