Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I have a new Goddaughter!
In December these two beautiful girls became a legal, permanent part of our family. Their parents went before the judged and promised to raise the girls as their very own. To love them, provide and care for them. This past weekend, these parents gave their girls the gift of baptism and they are now a part of God's family as well.
"What do you ask of Christ's church for Saundra and Jasmine?", to which the parents replied "Baptism."
"Saundra, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit"
"Jasmine, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit
"The annointing with sacred chrism, perfumed oil consecrated by the bishop, signifies the gift of the Holy Spirit to the newly baptized, who has become a Christian, that is, one "annointed" by the Holy Spirit, incorporated into Christ." (Catholic Catechism 1241)
"The candle, lit from the Easter candle, signifies that Christ had enlightened the newly baptized. In Him the baptized are light of the world" (CC 1243) This light is entrusted to the parents and godparents to be kept burning brightly.
Congratulations girls. You have now become a new creation in Christ.
Jasmine, I feel blessed and honored to have been chosen for your godmother.