I think it is wonderful that your group of young people has found such enthusiasm and faith. Baptism is a wonderfully joyful occasion, but as Br. Rich pointed out, for those who have reached the age of reason, it should also be preceeded by a serious discernment. So long as these new Christians truly understood the meaning of Baptism, being born again in Christ Jesus, receiving the forgiveness of sins, and desiring to follow Christ, I believe it was truly a service to God to baptize them. However, if these 7 people were simply caught up in the moment, perhaps with lots of emotion but little understanding, more preparation may have been prudent. Don’t get me wrong…I consider the baptisms valid, as would the Catholic Church, but considering the incredible committment that Baptism requires, it is a good idea to understand exactly what it is before receiving it.