Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Baptismal Font

This baptismal font was donated by the Carroll Family, Toronto September 27, 1988: In loving memory of Mai and Jack Carroll, Portlaoise, Ireland. What a beautiful tribute. It gladdens the heart to think of the many souls that have been indelibly marked as God’s in the waters of baptism right here.  

The usual minister of baptism is, of course, a priest. But did you know that in an emergency ANYONE (pagan, Christian, Jew, etc.) can baptize? Yes, in case of necessity, any person can baptize provided that he have the intention of doing that which the Church does and provided that he pours water on the candidate's head while saying: "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” (CCC 1284)

Memorize the formula and be ready to use it for the good of a soul, if need be.


  1. I remember the font that this one replaced was designed with a minimalist/modern style. Thank you very much for the pictures. It certainly brings back memories.


  2. Minimalist/modern style? Ugh. Sounds like this is an improvement.

    I really like the way this one reflects the Gothic architecture in which it is placed - the pointed arches, the pillars, the stone, the scale, etc.