WHAT IS CHRISTIAN INITIATION?
Christian Initiation is the process by which adults and children over 7 years of age become members of the Church, the Body of Christ. The Sacraments of Initiation are BAPTISM, CONFIRMATION and EUCHARIST.
BAPTISM is the first of the Sacraments of Initiation. Through it we become part of Christ’s body, and belong to the People of God. The Sacrament of Baptism pardons all sin, rescues us from the power of darkness and causes us to share in the dignity of the Children of God. We become a new creation through water and the Holy Spirit.
CONFIRMATION is the sealing of Baptism. In Confirmation, we are filled with the Holy Spirit, so that we might bear witness to Christ in our everyday lives.
At the table of the EUCHARIST, we are fed with the body and blood of Christ in order that we might give witness to the unity of God’s people and share in Christ’s offer of eternal life.