“Live a new life in communion with God and our brothers and sisters.”
– Pope Francis
As “the first of the Church’s seven sacraments, baptism gives us new birth in Christ,” Pope Francis said, and it “makes us sharers in the mystery of his death and resurrection, grants the forgiveness of sin and brings us new freedom as God’s children and members of his Church.”
Jesus was the first to be baptized in spite of having no sin. Through baptism He wanted to save all of His brothers and sisters from sin while giving us the chance to live eternally with God our Father. Through baptism we are given the gift of new life – in body and soul. Through baptism we can fully participate in other sacraments.
Called By Name© – Baptism in the Archdiocese
Developed by the Archdiocese of Omaha, Called by Name, gives parents an overview of the basics of baptism, focusing primarily on infant and toddler baptism, and the importance of this sacrament not only for the one being baptized, but also for the individual’s family and the larger parish community. It is available for use by all parishes in the Archdiocese of Omaha, as well as others seeking comprehensive baptism instruction.
Called by Name training provides basic baptism information, materials and resources intended for use by parishes either as the primary education or as an enhancement to your existing parish baptism instruction. Training is scheduled as requested by pastors. A preview packet is available for those outside the Archdiocese of Omaha who are considering purchasing the program.