SJBC Year 7 students learn about Baptism
Posted: Wed, 05 May 2021 11:10
Yr 7 Baptism 1
Yr 7 Baptism
Recently the Year 7 students at St John Bosco College Battersea had an opportunity to act out the ceremony of Baptism in the school chapel. It allowed students to witness what a baptism ceremony might look like. The reflections of Vicente De Oliveira from Year 7, showed how powerful he found the whole experience:
The first thing that came to my mind when I was reading from the Gospel of St Mark, was what a beautiful moment it must be for the parents and the baby.
The opportunity to be baptised and received by God; and to be cleared of all your original sin, is such an honour, that most people would do anything to have a once in a lifetime opportunity like this. I found it heart-warming reading from the lectern and to see how Jesus was baptised to set an example for us all. This is why baptism is such a wonderful thing to do and that's why people these days have their babies baptised so, that they can live a life close to God.
Baby and white garment courtesy of Anna Thomson. Photographs courtesy of Bro Augustine Alfred.