Yesterday our dear friends Tim and Nicole brought their baby girl to Jesus!
As Christian parents, they asked on Miriam's behalf for the sacrament of baptism.
Miriam's parents and Godparents (and big sister, Hannah) present her for baptism.
Miriam's parents and Godparents, Janell and Alain, bless her with the sign of the cross at the entrance to Church.
Miriam is baptized with holy water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; set free from original sin and made new in Christ!
Miriam's parents and Godparents solemnly promise before God and the Church to raise her as a Christian; to help keep her 'Light of Christ' burning brightly.
Baby Samuel wants to help his papa with the candle!
Presenting the offerings of bread and wine, Miriam's family represents everyone present; offering up our very lives and all our prayers to God at the offertory (presentation of the gifts) before the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Big sister, Hannah, holds Miriam after Mass.
Sadly, middle sister Hope was home sick, in the care of her Grandma who had flown into town for the baptism.
Adoring Miriam Therese on the first day of her new life in Christ!