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Baptismal obligations, or, The duties and responsibilities of God-parents and baptized persons.

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An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video An illustration of an audio speaker. Full text of "Baptismal obligations, or, The duties and responsibilities of God-parents and baptized persons". Baptismal Responsibility “Parents and godparents, you have asked to have your child baptized, in doing so you are accepting the responsibility of bringing him/her up in the practice of the faith.

It will be your duty to teach him/ her to keep God’s commandments as Christ. According to canon law, it is the duty and privilege of Catholic parents to pass on the gift of faith to their newly baptized child, and likewise, it is the duty and privilege of godparents to assist the parents with this all-important task.

A person cannot give what he or she does not have. Baptism places us in a covenant relationship as Disciples of Jesus. What responsibilities and duties do we accept when we receive forgiveness of sins.

Baptism is not the end of our service to God, but is the beginning of a lifetime commitment of total dedication to Him. Here is a brief list of a few of the responsibilities Christians should.

Baptismal obligations; or, The duties and responsibilities of god- parents and baptized persons /. In light of these principles and precepts, we, mindful of our baptism, eager to be fully citizens of the United States and thoroughly Catholic, articulate this Catholic Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.

Primacy of Conscience. Every Catholic has the right and responsibility to develop an informed conscience and to act in accord with it. Thus, Baptism is only the beginning of a new spiritual life, in which we must grow in virtue and grace before God and man.

This growth in virtue and grace reflects our status as God’s children by adoption and as members of the Church. Examples of Faith. A godparent’s role is to assist the growth of the baptized in his new spiritual life. The role of the godparent for baptism is rooted in the role of the sponsor in the catechumenate, which originated in the early Church.

Recall that until the yearthe Church was under the persecution of the Roman Empire and had to be cautious in conducting its affairs so as to. During the rite of baptism, after the parents request the sacrament of baptism for their child, the priest or deacon states, “You are accepting the responsibility of training your child in the practice of the faith.” Then, before the pouring of water, the instruction to the parents is repeated: “Make it your constant care to bring your child up in the practice of the faith.”.

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Can. For an adult to be baptized, the person must have manifested the intention to receive baptism, have been instructed sufficiently about the truths of the faith and Christian obligations, and have been tested in the Christian life through the catechumenate.

The adult is also to be urged to have sorrow for personal sins. During the Baptismal Rite, parents first ask the Church for Baptism and then make the sign of the Cross on the child’s forehead, claiming the child for Christ. Next, they publicly acknowledge that, in asking for their child to be Baptized, they are accepting the responsibility.

Some people think that salvation comes simply by being baptized. Baptism, however, is only a beginning. We must continue to grow in righteousness after baptism if we are to achieve eternal life.

To help us do this, the Lord has given us certain commandments to keep after baptism. Have the class read Moroni –9. What obligations do we have. As such, the Book of Worship states that godparents/sponsors should be "selected carefully" and "should be members of Christ's holy Church; and it is the duty of pastors to instruct them concerning the significance of Holy Baptism, their responsibilities for the Christian training of the baptized child, and how these obligations may be fulfilled.".

They must be willing to accept the responsibilities that comes with the position. No one should be forced to fill the role, even out of obligation, as they must be committed to fulfilling the duties that comes with the position. The candidate can not be a parent, step-parent or guardian of the one they are looking to represent, nor their spouse.

When children are being baptized, the baptismal sponsors may join the parents at the font, thus signifying their special responsibility for the nurture of the child being baptized. In some cases the language of “godparents” is used by Presbyterians to refer to this practice, since it appears on the surface quite similar to the godparent role.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “Candidates for Confirmation, as for Baptism, fittingly seek the help of a sponsor” (No. The selection and responsibilities of a sponsor for a baptized adult, a candidate, are similar to those of a catechumen, but the formation period of the candidate may be of a shorter duration.

In addition, during Medieval times, the Sacraments of Initiation were administered concurrently (e.g., Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation), so the role of Godparents really was twofold.

First, Godparents were essential in attesting to the integrity of the individual who was joining the Catholic faith, often because s/he was an adult receiving. (1) To administer the sacraments of baptism and the Supper of the Lord according to Christ's ordinance.

(a) To prepare the parents and sponsors before baptizing infants or children, and instruct them concerning the significance of baptism and their responsibilities for the Christian training of the baptized. The godfather's primary role at the time of baptism is to profess the validity of the confession of faith into the church for the person to be baptized.

In most cases, as the baptism is for an infant, the godfather speaks on the infant's behalf. In the case of an adult baptism, the godfather confirms the baptized person's faith to the priest. This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

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After the baptism, Godparents take an active role in the spiritual growth of the child and maintain a relationship with the child and parents while simultaneously deepening their own faith. Godparents call or email the child, send birthday cards, remember the anniversary of the baptism.

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A baptismal catechetical team should be comprised of catechists and other qualified persons. Content for Catechesis: In preparation for the baptism of their infant, parents are expected to participate in the parish process of baptismal catechesis before the infant will be baptized.(canon, no,§2) An infant in danger of death is to be.

No child will be refused baptism based solely on the inability of the parents to totally fulfill parish financial obligations.

This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages. Duties and responsibilities: ensure that all necessary baptismal equipment and facilities are available and ready prior to each baptismal. The role of the sponsor (Godparent) is, “together who the parent and infant at baptism, and help the baptized to lead a Christian life in harmony with baptism, and to fulfill faithfully the obligations connected with it” (Canon ).

One sponsor, male or female, is sufficient; but there may be two, one of each sex (Canon ). (1) To administer the sacraments of baptism and the Supper of the Lord according to Christ’s ordinances.

(a) To prepare the parents and sponsors before baptizing infants or children, and instruct them concerning the significance of baptism and their responsibilities for the Christian training of the baptized child.

Here is what the Code of Canon Law says regarding the requirements to be a godparent (i.e. a “sponsor”). CHAPTER IV. SPONSORS. Can. Insofar as possible, a person to be baptized is to be given a sponsor who assists an adult in Christian initiation or together with the parents presents an infant for baptism.

A sponsor also helps the baptized person to lead a Christian life in keeping. Godparent, formally sponsor (from Latin spondere, “to promise”), masculine godfather, feminine godmother, in Christianity, one who stands surety for another in the rite of the modern baptism of an infant or child, the godparent or godparents make a profession of faith for the person being baptized (the godchild) and assume an obligation to serve as proxies for the parents if the.

the following document, Volunteer Job Description. At the completion of these three sessions, the participants should have made a final decision about their readiness for baptism.

The sponsors should have a clear understanding of their responsibilities and promises of post-baptismal support. Accountability—1.

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All members are to be held accountable for faithfulness to their covenant of baptism. If a baptized member neglects faithfulness and discipline in terms of the Baptismal Covenant, every means of encouraging that member to return and of nurturing him or her to assume the vows of professing membership should be made.

Titles include: A Manual of Devotions for Domestic and Private Use, Baptismal obligations; or, The duties and responsibilities of God-parents and baptized persons, Being a Christian: What it Means and how to Begin, Devotions for Public and Private Use.The role of godparent is an important one in the Catholic church.

There can be up to two godparents, a male and a female, for a single child. The role of godparent becomes official upon baptism of the child in question. There are many reasons why it might be necessary to change a .Greek Orthodoxy recognizes the significant role of Godparents, or sponsors, in the sacrament of baptism.

Orthodox parents carefully choose a koumbaros, which is .