Dear Sisters and Brothers,
I had the great pleasure of baptizing Aurelia Jane Michels, daughter of Cathya and John last Sunday afternoon. The occasion was a welcome reminder of the new life that is being brought into the Church, in this beautiful, one-year-old Aurelia – but also in her parents, godparents, family and friends who will continue to be there to support her growth in the faith, as they re-commit to their own discipleship.
Even if baptisms are done outside of the Sunday liturgy, there still is very much a community aspect to the sacrament. I hope you will keep Aurelia and her family in your prayers.