Categories: HomiliesPublished On: April 12th, 2021Tags: , 259 words7.8 min read
Baptismal Promises

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Baptismal Promises

Remembering the evening of the Easter Vigil, one part of the liturgy was the Renewal of the Baptismal Promises. Do you remember those promises? Your first reaction might be I was a baby, how could I? But with a little more thought you might recall that on Easter Sunday morning nearly every Catholic Church will have you renew your baptismal promises in place of the creed. Also, at every baptism, we renew our baptismal promises. And most certainly at the sacrament of confirmation. These promises are an act of faith. They are also an act of acknowledging our being reborn in faith. Consider them again

  • Do you reject Satan?
  • And all his works?
  • And all his empty show?
  • Do you believe in God the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth?
  • And in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered, died, and was buried, rose again on the third day, and is seated at the right hand of the Father?
  • Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the forgiveness of sins, the Communion of Saints, the resurrection of the dead, and life everlasting?

A loud resounding “I do!” is a great response. For this is our faith and we are proud to profess it through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen