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Questions for Baptism Preparation
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Tell us about your family. Please include your names; how long you have belonged to St. John the Baptist Parish, what kinds of activities your family enjoys either together or individually.
Who is God? What/who is the Trinity?
What is faith? How did you learn about it? How do you practice or live your faith?
How will your child learn about faith and God?
What are ways that you can model your faith for your child?
Prayer is a way to “talk” to God. How important is prayer in your life? What kinds of prayers do you prefer?
If you have older children, how and when do you teach your child about prayer? If this is your first child, how and when will you intend to teach your child about prayer?
In what ways can St. John the Baptist Parish assist you in developing your child’s and your own faith life?
As Catholics, we celebrate seven sacraments, Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick , Holy Orders/Ordination and Matrimony. What does “sacrament” mean to you?
We use symbols and gestures to show someone we love them, for example, hugs, smiles, hearts, etc. God does the same thing through the symbols and gestures used in each of the sacraments. Can you think of some of the symbols and/or gestures used in the sacraments of initiation (baptism, eucharist, confirmation) and how they show God’s love for us?
What does baptism mean to you?
How has being baptized affected your o wn personal life?
Why do you want your child baptized?
Godparents should play an important role in your child’s life. What do you think the role of a Godparent is? Why did you choose the Godparents for your child?
In the Catholic Trad ition, we ask that one of the Godparents be a practicing Catholic. Why do you think we ask this?
What are some ways that you can include the Godparents more fully in your child’s baptism and life after?
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Design and development by Crysti Esper, St. John the Baptist parishioner.
Rev. James Smalarz, Pastor
Rev. Mr. Michael Stewart, Deacon/Pastoral Associate
511 S. Monroe Street, Monroe MI 48161
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday