Baptism

(CCC 1213 - 1284)

Holy Baptism is the Basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.  Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: "Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word." - CCC 1213

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Effects of Baptism

  • Wipes away original sin and actual sin.

  • Wipes away all punishment due to sin.

  • Imparts the theological virtues of Faith, Hope, & Charity.

  • Instills the beginning of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.

  • Makes us a new creature, united to Christ and to His Body, the Church.

  • Imparts divinizing, deifying grace.

  • Allows us to receive the other sacraments