The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults 11: Holy Baptism – The Gift of Divine Sonship by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

TRCIA - artwork 2he Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults are formed and received into full communion with the Catholic Church.  We continue our publication of the full text of Fr Guy de Gaynesford’s RCIA course, written for this purpose for use in parishes.

This session is entitled Holy Baptism – the gift of divine sonship  – A look at how the sacrament of Baptism regenerates the believer, making us God’s adoptive children, filled with the Holy Spirit and heirs to eternal life

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The Baptism of the Lord Year B – The gates of heaven are opened

Homilies for Feast Days podcast artwork 2A Catholic homily by Fr Guy de Gaynesford
Readings:  Isaiah 55: 1-11, Isaiah 12: 2-6, 1 John 5: 1-9, Mark 1: 7-11

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The Baptism of the Lord Year A – I am a child of God

Homilies for Feast Days podcast artwork 2A Catholic homily by Fr Guy de Gaynesford
Readings:  Isaiah 42: 1-4, 6-7, Ps 28, Acts 10: 34-38, Matthew 3: 13-17

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2: 5 – The Sacrament of Baptism (1210-1284) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

1210-1284.  What is the Sacrament of Baptism?  Its prefiguration in the Old Covenant.  Baptism into the Church.   How is the Sacrament celebrated?  Who can receive Baptism – Baptism of adults and Baptism of infants.  Faith and Baptism.  The Necessity of Baptism, the Grace of Baptism, the Seal of Baptism. 1 hour 54 minutes

Please note that this talk is the fifth of a new podcast – Click here to find it in iTunes.  Subscribers to Section 1 will need to subscribe to the new podcast to download the talks of Section 2.   Or you can listen on your computer by clicking on the arrow above.

A sister resource: The Daily Catholic Catechism Podcast

Is Baptism essential for salvation? What does the Catholic Church teach about Limbo?

Fr Guy was asked these related questions during a Catholic Alpha course held in his parish a few years ago.  Here are the questions and his answer.  Click on the arrow to listen.  Playing time:  9 minutes