圣洗圣事 What is Baptism?
圣洗是整个基督徒生命的基础， 进入在圣神内生活之门 (vitae spiritualis ianua)，以及通往其他圣事的大门。藉着圣洗，我们从罪恶中获得解放，重生为天主的子女，成为基督的肢体，加入教会，并分担她的使命：「圣洗是在圣言中，藉着水而重生的圣事」。 (- 天主教教理 卷二 第二部分 第一章 第一条 圣洗圣事 1213)
There are three sacraments that are the foundation of Christian life. These sacraments are: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. They are given in this order to bring about the full initiation of the new Christian life. These three sacraments together are called the Sacraments of Initiation.
Holy Baptism is the first step to becoming a member of Christ and the Church. It is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission…” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1213). We receive new life through baptism, washing away original sin and personal sins. This is represented by pouring of water over the head by a priest. The newly baptized receives grace and sealed with a permanent spiritual mark. Therefore, baptism can only be celebrated once.
Baptisms at SJCCM
婴孩领洗 Baby Baptism: 七岁以下之婴幼儿 New Born ~ 6 Years Old
日期 Date: 每年两次 Twice Per Year
復活节 及 圣家节 (即圣诞节之后的第一个主日) (Easter Sunday and Holy Family Sunday)，
时间 Time: 主日下午三点弥撒 于 神父讲道之后 (During 3PM Sunday Mass after Homily)
请提早三周前，呈交完整报名资料 (Please Submit Application package 3 weeks prior to the Date.)
报名资料 Application package:
- 申请表 Baptism Application Form
- 出生证 Birth Certificate (Original – will be returned and Copied)
讲习 Parent Workshop：
An information session for priest to introduce Parents and God-Parents
the meaning of the Holy Sacrament of Baptism and the Baptism Process.
The date of workshop will be one week prior to the Baptism.
You will be notified after submit your application package.
联系人 Contact Person: 周守华 Lucy Chou – 408-517-0880
儿童领洗 Children Baptism: 七岁至十七岁青少年 7 ~ 17 Years Old
报名 Registration： 通过注册圣心学校教理班参加儿童慕道班 (Through CM Registration for RCIA for Children).
联系人 Contact Person: 许明淑 Mingshu Hsu – email@example.com
成人领洗 Adult Baptism: 十八岁及以上 18 Years Old and Older
需参加成人慕道班(RCIA) Must attend The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program.
联系人 Contact Person:
中文慕道班 Chinese RCIA: 汤明昭 firstname.lastname@example.org
英文慕道班 English RCIA: Tedmund Chan ~ email@example.com