The sacrament of baptism ushers us into the divine life, cleanses us from sin, and initiates us as members of the Christian community. It is the foundation for the sacramental life. Normally received shortly after birth, baptism can be received at anytime in one’s life. The infant is baptized on the faith of the parents and of the Church. But once you are of the age of reason, around 7 years old and older you would be baptized through the process of RCIA.
Type: Sacrament of Initiation
Signs: Water, Holy Oil of Catechumen and Sacred Chrism, White Garment, and a Candle.
Scriptural Foundations: Matthew 28:19, John 3:22; 4:1-2 Acts 2:38-41; 10:47-48