Here are pictures of some (I thought I had all of them on this laptop, I will update with all five photos later on) of my lovely blessings at their baptisms:
DS#3: with Father Kowalski
DD#1: With her godmother, Father Fishwick, and her big brother the altar boy.
- We will add their printed Baptism picture to our Family Altar.
- We will place their Baptism candle in a holder like this one (any holder for taper candles will do, I'm certain I've seen them at the Dollar Store) and then light the candle.
- Say this lovely little prayer:
Remember this, [Your Child's Name].
You have been washed
In the saving waters of baptism
And anointed with holy oil.
Place on your head and in your heart
The sign of the cross of salvation.
You created all the people of the world,
And you know each of us by name.
We thank you for N.,
Who celebrates the anniversary of her baptism.
Bless her with your love and friendship
That she may grow in wisdom, knowledge, and grace.
May she love her family always
And be ever faithful to her friends.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.
Place hands on head or shoulders of one being blessed.
May God, in whose presence our ancestors walked, bless you.I also found this document containing tons of prayers for everyone that was involved in the Baptism.
May God, who has been your shepherd from birth until now, keep you.
May God, who saves you from all harm, give you peace.
- Get a Baptism Anniversary card (or make one).
- And what's an anniversary without a delicious dessert? So the child's favorite dessert is what we will do, if the child is old enough to help make it, it will be their special time with mommy or daddy making it!