Paul's Baptism

Sts. Peter & Paul ECC+USA
St. Louis, Missouri

Sunday, March 14, 2010

"What do you ask
of God's Church
for Paul?"

Godparents replied,



"Paul, I baptize you
in the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.

God "now anoints you
with the chrism of salvation...
may you live always as a member of his body, sharing eternal life."

"Paul, you have become
a new creation, and have clothed yourself in Christ.
See in this white garment
the outward sign of your Christian dignity."

"God the Father,
through his Son,
the Virgin Mary's child,
has brought joy to all
Christian mothers,
as they see the hope of
eternal life shine
on their child.
May the Eternal Father
bless this mother
as she now thanks him
for the gift of her child."
"May God bless
the father of this child.
With his wife, he will be the first teacher of his children
in the ways of faith.
May he also be the
best of teachers,
bearing witness to the faith
by his words and
Paul, the new Christian,
with his parents and sister,
and pastors.
Pictures courtesy of the family; posted with permission.