Readers’ Quiz: On the Sacrament of Baptism and its Liturgical Celebration
Jan 14, 2023

Readers’ Quiz: On the Sacrament of Baptism and its Liturgical Celebration

The start of a new year brings with it the hopes for a new life: new health, new habits, new efforts at the spiritual life. In this light, we’re turning our attention to that great sacrament of rebirth: Baptism. More effective than any self-help book and more powerful than the latest health fad, Baptism removes sin, joins us to the Church, and enables us to be men and women fully alive. What do you know about this great gift of grace you have been given?

1. Where in the church does the rite of baptism begin?


2. Which of the following are requirements for a godparent?


3. True or False: Grandma should baptize her grandchildren if the parents will not.


4. What are the Church’s guidelines for baptismal names?


5. Imagine a colder than normal day on the North Pole [work with me here!], and only solid ice rather than liquid water was available for use in baptism. Such an action would be:


6. Which of the following Old Testament accounts is a prefigurement of Baptism?


7. True or False: The baptism of Jesus in the Jordan is the most definitive and authoritative institution of the sacrament of Baptism.


8. Which biblical story helps explain why nine out of ten baptismal fonts has eight sides?


9. Which of the following elements appears in both the Order of Baptism for Children and in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults?


10. True or False: The gifts of the Holy Spirit are bestowed at Baptism.


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