The Sacrament of Bapism
The Sacrament of Baptism is the first and most important Sacrament that one can receive. It is the so called "gateway" to all the other Sacraments. Most Catholics are baptized as infants. By the pouring of water (or immersion), and the spoken words: "I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" a whole new world opens up for the newly baptized. One is freed from Original Sin, is incorporated into the Catholic Church, are made members of Christ and become sharers of Christ's mission in this world.
If the person is baptized later on in life, at that moment also all the sins of one's life are being washed away, as well as all the punishment due to sin is take away too.
Every person on earth is called to: "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." (as St. Peter spoke in Acts 2:38).
St. Paul also baptized whole families as seen while he was in prison in Philippi. The jailer "was baptized at once, with all his family." (Acts 16:31-33)
To have your child baptized here at Our Lady of the Lake, please contact Fr. Peter.