Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Baptism Day !

I am thankful that each year we celebrate the day each of our children were baptized as infants into our Catholic faith.  We have always celebrated this special day in their faith journey, but this article,  A Universal Call to Party:  A New Family Tradition, from The Word Among Us publication has given our family great ideas to keep this tradition alive and fun!  I found this article in 2006 and have been using it as a reference for each baptism anniversary.  To remember each baptism anniversary, each of my children have a gold/silver platted candle stick holder with their name and baptism date engraved in it.  This has been a meaningful and great way to remember yet another important date in our families' lives!

So on Thursday, November 18, we celebrated our son's baptismal day with dinner as a family, lighting his baptism candle, singing "Happy Baptism Day to You", reading Scripture passages related to the sacrament of Baptism (Matthew 19: 13-15, John 3:5, and Mark 1:9-11), as a family we renewed our baptismal promises, and then we concluded with an "Our Father" before we ate our dessert to celebrate his special day.  This year our children recited the "Our Father" in Latin ("Pater Noster") since we have been learning it in our homeschool days.  It's amazing how much my children retain with only 10 minutes of Latin vocabulary each day!

Happy Baptism Day to our son!


Anonymous said...

Such a nice tradition and so very important to keep the memory of that special day :)

What a great idea! Voted for you today. Hope you are having a peaceful weekend.

Mom2Seven said...

That is fantastic! We celebrate baptismal days, too! He is really cute!!! +JMJ+

Hi Tammy!
Thank you for your visit and comment! Since I grew up not knowing my baptism date, this is a tradition I want to always continue on their faith journey!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Thanks Anna-Marie!
I hope you had a great weekend also! Mine was not so relaxing, but it was fun! :)

Hi Annita!
Thanks for your visit and comment! Celebrating baptism days is fun isn't? I hope you had a blessed weekend!

Hi Jen!
Thanks for your visit and comment! :)
Have a blessed Thanksgiving week!

Hi Tracy
stopping by and voting for you today.

Thanks Anna-Marie :) I hope you have a great day!

Hi Tiffany!
Thanks for your visit and comment! Have a great week!

Thanks Angela :) Have a great Thanksgiving!

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