11 February 2010

"Born anew of water and the Holy Ghost..."

We had the great of joy of baptising one of our Upper School students this morning.  Timothy Ryan Lee came to our school a few years ago with no thought at all of being baptized.  Through his studies at the Academy he became more interested in what the Catholic Church teaches, and because of the great example and encouragement of his classmates, he made his decision to request baptism.  He'll be confirmed and will receive his First Holy Communion on Saturday.

We yield thee hearty thanks, most merciful Father, that it hath pleased thee to regenerate this thy Servant with thy Holy Spirit, to receive him for thine own Child, and to incorporate him into thy holy Church. And humbly we beseech thee to grant, that he, being dead unto sin, may live unto righteousness, and being buried with Christ in his death, may also be partaker of his resurrection; so that finally, with the residue of thy holy Church, he may be an inheritor of thine everlasting kingdom; through Christ our Lord. Amen.