water is poured over the baby’s head as the minister says, “ I baptise you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”
godparents are sometimes given a lighted candle to represent the light of Jesus that has come into the baby’s life
for the ceremony, parents may dress their baby in a special white garment
Christians believe that as well as welcoming the child into the Church, baptism also removes from the baby original sin that was brought into the world when Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden.
The baptism ceremony also allows parents and godparents to make a promise before God to bring the baby up within the faith of Christianity.