Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Baptism

At today's 11:30 Mass we had the baptism of a young girl, which usually happens at an earlier service.  It turned out to be a very special experience,  because of the priest who baptized the child.  He is Father Martin, who is a friend of ours.  He took the time to explain the symbolism of the different parts of Baptism, and he had such warmth with both the family and with the congregation during the process.  In this photograph, Father Martin is doing readings that proceed the Baptism with water.  What's funny is that the young girl is looking in my direction, and her older brother is also looking in my direction.  When the family and relatives gathered around the Baptismal font, there was no way I could photograph the actual Baptism, in case you wondered.  Please click on the photograph to see the children in more detail.  I love their expressions.

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