DD was finally baptized Sunday!

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DD was finally baptized Sunday!
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Tue, 05-12-2009 - 12:01am
We do things late and backwards in our family apparently lol. However, we were fast approaching the "age of reason" which would merit dd go through RCIA for children and I didn't want to do that again after doing it twice with the boys, and especially with a new baby in the middle of it all. There were 6 baptisms after Mass Sunday and my dd was the only big kid. She was so scared and nervous and clung to DH the whole time. DH had to work but took his lunch break to come to the church for the baptism. Plus my dad was there and he was all choked up at my being a lector, ds14 helping the ushers, and then dd6 getting baptized. Since there were so many, it was crowded, and loud. Poor Fr A - he's a native to Poland, his second language is Spanish and his third language is English. His voice did not carry as well as Fr H's would have over the crowd. Plus as it is at these events, there was more chatter than reverence, which I found very annoying. But we did it ;) and dd was a trooper.
~Trish

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~Trish

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Tue, 05-12-2009 - 8:06am
how wonderful that she was baptized; how old is your daughter?

Renee


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Mom to: Madeleine, James, Abigail, Theresa & John

Renee


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Mom to: Madeleine, James,

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Wed, 05-13-2009 - 1:36am
She'll turn 7 at the end of the month. After that, she would have had to go through RCIA for children if she didn't get baptized before her birthday.
~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
--old Irish blessing

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~Trish

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May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your
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Wed, 05-13-2009 - 8:20am

Phew, in under the wire.....


I see you have a little one due in Sept; can you schedule the baptism for Oct/Nov so it doesn't get away from you again?

Renee


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Mom to: Madeleine, James, Abigail, Theresa & John

Renee


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Mom to: Madeleine, James,

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Wed, 05-13-2009 - 10:17pm
I was thinking about when this one needed to be baptized, and I have to take into consideration that October is a busy month for us, but maybe November before Advent. Otherwise I'm ok with anytime before her first birthday ;)
It's a bit of a long story as to why the boys went through RCIA and dd is JUST now getting baptized. It's not that it got away from me, but there were other issues.
~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
--old Irish blessing

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~Trish

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May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
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Thu, 05-14-2009 - 8:15am

gotcha Trish...that's what happens when a newbie arrives on the board; we don't know all the background......


I'm just one of those big believers in early baptism;.. I think mine have all been less than 2 mos old

Renee


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Mom to: Madeleine, James, Abigail, Theresa & John

Renee


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Mom to: Madeleine, James,

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Thu, 05-14-2009 - 11:01pm
The Reader's Digest version of it: I married a Southern Baptist outside the church - we eloped on those 10 days between boot camp and MCT. When we had kids, we initially agreed to raise the kids with both faiths. I held up my end of the bargain, dh stepped back and so the boys ended up going through RCIA for children. I had dd6 right after the younger son completed RCIA. At that particular parish, the priest I talked to told me that because we were married outside the church, dd couldn't be baptized. I figured she would just do RCIA too like her brothers and didn't pursue it. I moved parishes a couple years later and enrolled the kids in religious ed, and the DRE asked me about baptism for her, and suggested I talk to the pastor, and she'd talk to him as well. I was hesitant to approach dh about it because of the differences between us, and I didn't want to push things on him, but I also wanted him to be involved in it. He's softened his stance on my faith the past few years, so it was easier to approach him about it. I don't plan on waiting NEARLY as long to have the baby baptized as I waited for the other kids.
And now you have the background ;) I don't expect the newbs to know all this gobbledygoop about me and my crew. In general we're just a mess anyway lol.
~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
--old Irish blessing

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~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your
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Fri, 05-15-2009 - 8:32am

Gee while I can understand you being unable to receive Sacraments because of being married outside the Church, I don't know why that would impact on the kids esp if you said you would raise them in the Faith....well I'm thankful all the kids are now baptized.....


and hey with your dh's softening, maybe someday his children will lead him to the Catholic faith?


My heart breaks for my niece and nephew; the oldest is 10yo and hasnt' been baptized. When my brother married a southern Baptist girl I was at least excited he would be going to some church... and for a

Renee


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Mom to: Madeleine, James,

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Sat, 05-16-2009 - 12:51am
That is great news! Congratulations to your daughter.