A Short Course to Prepare for Your Child’s Baptism

Video 1

A Parent’s Love Reflects God’s Love

  • What does love have to do with baptism?
  • How does the feeling of love differ from love as a virtue?
  • How does my love for my baby reflect God’s love for me?

Video 2


  • Why is the family the fundamental unit of society, and not individuals?
  • Why is the family known as the Domestic Church? What is my role in it?
  • Why can no social program, no matter how well intended, replace the family?

Video 3

Becoming Part of the Body of Christ

  • How do we become God’s children?
  • What does it mean to be a child of God?
  • What do we inherit as God’s children?

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Video 4

What Is Grace?

  • Is God really active in the world?
  • It’s hard to live a holy life. Does God leave us on our own to do it?
  • What can I do so God’s grace will bear more fruit in my life?

Video 5

What Is Original Sin?

  • What is original sin, and how is it different from personal sin?
  • Why do we need to be baptized?
  • If baptism removes original sin, why is there still suffering in the world?

Video 6

The Symbolism of Baptism

  • Why does God use symbols?
  • How has God used symbols throughout human history?
  • What is the meaning of each of the symbols in the Sacrament of Baptism?

Video 7

The Rite of Baptism

  • What will happen when my child is baptized?
  • What should I expect to hear, say, and do?
  • What is the role of Godparents?

Video 8

Raising Holy Children

  • I’ve baptized my child — now what?
  • How can I instill good habits in my son or daughter?
  • What is the single most important thing I can do for my child?