Birth & Baptism – Catholic Moments
About Birth & Baptism
In the first paragraphs of his book The One Thing, Matthew Kelly shares his experience of being a father.
“Last night my son woke in the middle of the night crying. He is our first child and his name is Walter Patrick. He is ten-months old and has brought more joy to my life than I ever thought I would experience.
I went to his room and taking him from his crib, placed him on my shoulder. He was immediately soothed. A minute later I could have placed him back in his crib and no doubt he would have slept peacefully for the rest of the night. But I covet these moments with him. I like to hold him as he sleeps on my shoulder, nuzzling his face into my neck, and I think about the life he will lead. I wonder what life will hold for him – what his interests will be, what he will do professionally, what the great challenges and passions of his life will be, and mostly, how he will develop into his own unique person. These thoughts always lead me to prayer. Sometimes I pray the ancient prayers of Christianity and sometimes I just spontaneously call out to God asking him to bless and watch over my son. Often my eyes fill with tears. They are the tears of a very happy and contented man, and then I find myself immersed in a sea of gratitude.” Read more.
While you are waiting…
Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do. Dynamic Catholic’s incredible Baptism program may not be available yet, but we have some great resources that can help you develop a powerful prayer life.
If you are parish leader helping parents prepare to baptize their children we strongly encourage you to gift each couple with one or two of the following items. You will be amazed how a $2 or $5 investment in these couples will bear incredible fruit.
The One Thing (Book) by Matthew Kelly
Raising Amazing Children (CD) by Matthew Kelly
The Seven Levels of Intimacy (Live CD) by Matthew Kelly
The Birth & Baptism program will be available to parishes in 2020.
If you have ideas or suggestions, tips from previous program experiences, or teaching approaches you would like to see implemented in our Catholic Moments Programs, please send us an email at the link below.