In Baptism, God adopts us as children and makes us a new creation through water and the Holy Spirit.
Baptism is celebrated by immersion or the pouring of water with the words, “I baptise you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
Baptism is the first of three Sacraments of Initiation into the Catholic Church, the other two being Confirmation and Eucharist. Through these sacraments we are incorporated into the body of Christ.
Living as a member of the Church is a lifelong journey of discipleship.