Sunday, October 21, 2012

Matthan's Baptism

"[...] God patiently waited in the days of Noah during the building of the ark, in which a few persons, eight in all, were saved through water.  This prefigured baptism, which saves you now.  It is not a removal of dirt from the body but an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ [...]"  1 Peter 3:20-21

Many of our friends and family joined us this weekend for Matthan's baptism, and for a post baptism party at our house after the mass.

Fr. Eric addressing the parents and Godparents

Matthan Timothy being baptized

"For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ." 
Galatians 3:27

Being dressed in white garments

Being sealed with holy oil

Matthan was not thrilled with the whole thing.  He fussed through a good bit of it and ended up falling asleep in Tim's arms (which is something he rarely does).  A lot of excitement for the little guy.

Godmother Penny, Amy, Tim, Matthan, and Godfather Austin

Father Eric, Amy, Tim, Matthan, and Deacon Nick

Grandpa Jim, Maddox, Aunt Sarah, Amy, Lailey, Tim, and Matthan

Sophia, Penny, Grandpa Peter, Amy, Ava, Grandma Mary, Tim, Matthan, Muriel, and Austin

I didn't allow Tim to wash Matthan's head for two weeks.  The nursery and car seat smelled like holy chrism for several weeks after that.  Aw, sigh, I miss that smell.

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