Baptism Ministry

Fr. Paul baptizes Allison Caron at OLA 12/20/17

 

 

 

"The rediscovery of the value of one's baptism is the basis of the missionary commitment of every Christian… we understand even more that, in virtue of baptism, we have an inherent missionary vocation."  Pope Benedict XVI

 

 

Our Baptism Ministry is primarily a ministry of welcome and accompaniment, made up of volunteer couples from Ave Maria Parish.  As families prepare to have their child baptized, we accompany them throughout the Baptism Preparation celebration itself and hopefully well beyond.  Couples who serve as part of the Baptism Ministry facilitate Baptism Preparation sessions and assist clergy at the Baptism celebrations.  Our Baptism Ministry welcomes volunteers across the Parish to serve at both Our Lady of the Assumption church and St. Maria Goretti church.  There are two opportunities available: the first is for couples to facilitate Baptism Preparation sessions.  The second is for couples to assist clergy at the Baptism Celebrations.  Come join us at an upcoming celebration to experience this joyous sacrament.  The Baptism Ministry will provide training for all volunteers.  If you would like to request information about serving on our Baptism Ministry Team, please contact Kate McGrath, Pastoral Associate, at 781-598-4313 x224.  

Baptism and Beyond: A Guide for Parents and Godparents

Articles and Resources:

Baptism Ministry: Morning Prayers
Baptism Ministry: Evening Prayers

The Gift of Baptism: https://www.catholicmom.com/articles/the-gift-of-baptism
Signs and Symbols of Baptism: https://www.catholicmom.com/articles/2018/08/14/signs-and-symbols-of-baptism/
Preparing for Your Child's Baptism: https://www.catholicmom.com/articles/2014/09/24/preparing-for-your-childs-baptism
Aleteia's 5 Great Podcasts for Catholic Kids: https://aleteia.org/2019/07/26/5-great-podcasts-for-catholic-kids/

Podcasts:
Catholic Sprouts Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/38WA3djuSkII5M3p1GyN6S
Catholic Sprouts Podcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm7nk3SkLtg0bYbSkXF6qTQ
Saints Stories for Kids: https://luminarypodcasts.com/listen/shining-light-dolls/saint-stories-for-kids/ep-102-st-kevin/ecda06e8-6d26-4ba8-aad3-6d54b7350749