|Peter was so cozy and fast asleep during Mass, so when I pulled|
him out of the carrier after Mass, he woke up and opened his big blue eyes.
|Father briefly talks with us beforehand about the Rite of Baptism.|
"Born with a fallen human nature and tainted by original sin, children also have need of the new birth in Baptism to be freed from the power of darkness and brought into the realm of the freedom of the children of God, to which all men are called. The sheer gratuitousness of the grace of salvation is particularly manifest in infant Baptism. The Church and the parents would deny a child the priceless grace of becoming a child of God were they not to confer Baptism shortly after birth." (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1250)
|Sacred Chrism and the Oil of Catechumens!|
Chrism smells amazing :)
"The practice of infant Baptism is an immemorial tradition of the Church. There is explicit testimony to this practice from the second century on, and it is quite possible that, from the beginning of the apostolic preaching, when whole "households" received baptism, infants may also have been baptized(Acts 16:15,33; 18:8; 1 Cor 1:16)."(Catechism of the Catholic Church #1252)
After taking a couple photos with my family, the priest, and Peter's Godmother (his Godfather sadly couldn't make it), we chatted with some of our friends while I fed Peter (who became much happier with food in his belly!), and then meandered over to our apartment. A few people came over for brunch (which included a cereal bar-tons of different types of cereal, since my husband loves cereal-casseroles, and fruit), and getting to chat and relax with family and friends was a lovely way to finish off the morning.
And when all was said and done, we had a very exhausted--but grace-filled--baby boy :)
|All the graces just wore him out!|