"[...] 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."
|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.