Erin's Baptism: A History
by Erin Prevo
Priest? or Deacon?
Interview with the Parents
Were there any special things that happened -- such as funny stories or unusual events that day? Is there a story behind the outfit you wore? Were there special visitors who travelled to get there? Was there a party afterward? Were there any special traditions connected to you family and/or culture?
What is the story behind your name? Why did your parents choose your name?
-Mom and Dad
Explain your relationship with your Godparents. How did your parents choose them? Are they family members? friends? Do you stay in touch? If so, how often? Have they taken an active role in your spiritual growth as a Christian?
"We chose your godparents because we wanted them to be family and practicing Catholics. Of course, it would be your aunt and uncle!"
Who presided at your Baptism (deacon, priest)? Did your parents know the priest or deacon who presided?
Isiah 42: 1-4, 6-7
Thus says the LORD:
Here is my servant whom I uphold,
my chosen one with whom I am pleased,
upon whom I have put my spirit;
he shall bring forth justice to the nations,
not crying out, not shouting,
not making his voice heard in the street.
a bruised reed he shall not break,
and a smoldering wick he shall not quench,
until he establishes justice on the earth;
the coastlands will wait for his teaching.
I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice,
I have grasped you by the hand;
I formed you, and set you
as a covenant of the people,
a light for the nations,
to open the eyes of the blind,
to bring out prisoners from confinement,
and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.