From the earliest days, the Church has baptized not only adults but infants and children, who also need the new birth of baptism to liberate them from sin and make them sons and daughters of God. Yet in today’s experience, many families seeking baptism for their children have a shallow understanding of what it means to become a Christian through baptism, and how to live the baptismal call in daily life. This creates challenges for the parish leader of Infant baptism preparation. How can parents be prepared to be “the first and best teacher in the ways of faith”? What is an effective way to proclaim Christ to this new generation? How does the Diocesan policy assist, and what is allowed under the policy? Angela Gaetano will lead a day on evangelizing through the infant baptism preparation process, explore sharing testimony, and effective models of ministry for infant baptism. The day includes talks, Mass, lunch, and a panel discussion.
Whether you’re a new leader in infant baptism preparation, or a veteran with years of experience, this day is designed to inspire and rejuvenate. Join us for a day full of practical tips, resources, fellowship and formation as we review best practices and new resources in this vital fields of evangelization.