SPLIT: May a friend baptize me?


#1

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Okay I'm teenager just under the driving age, I've been a wanna be Catholic since iw as 11. Does this mean one of my Catholic friends can baptise me, or do I have to be dying in front of them? I'm very confused. I'm willing to serve the Church with undying loyalty. I would go all the way for the Church, I live a Christian life, and I do my best to do as God pleases. Can my friend who's a Catholic (very faithful but still a little bit uninformed) baptise me?


#2

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#3

no.

Not unless say your dying...


#4

It was an emergency situation (you’re imminently going to die), anyone can baptise you. Otherwise, go talk to the priest.


#5

It you are lucky enough that this friend happens to be a priest, then yes (with your parents permission if you are underage).


#6

You might have to wait until your 18.


#7

[quote="The_Holy_War_11, post:1, topic:314973"]
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Okay I'm teenager just under the driving age, I've been a wanna be Catholic since iw as 11. Does this mean one of my Catholic friends can baptise me, or do I have to be dying in front of them? I'm very confused. I'm willing to serve the Church with undying loyalty. I would go all the way for the Church, I live a Christian life, and I do my best to do as God pleases. Can my friend who's a Catholic (very faithful but still a little bit uninformed) baptise me?

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You should contact a Catholic priest. Except in an emergency, a Catholic priest should be the one to baptize you. Even if you have to wait a couple years do to your age, keep studying and defending the Catholic Faith. :thumbsup: In the early Church, it was common for those desiring baptism to have three years of instruction before being baptized. :)


#8

[quote="Evan, post:5, topic:314973"]
It you are lucky enough that this friend happens to be a priest, then yes (with your parents permission if you are underage).

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Or a deacon or a bishop. All three levels of Holy Orders are ordinary ministers of Baptism.


#9

[quote="The_Holy_War_11, post:1, topic:314973"]
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Okay I'm teenager just under the driving age, I've been a wanna be Catholic since iw as 11. Does this mean one of my Catholic friends can baptise me, or do I have to be dying in front of them? I'm very confused. I'm willing to serve the Church with undying loyalty. I would go all the way for the Church, I live a Christian life, and I do my best to do as God pleases. Can my friend who's a Catholic (very faithful but still a little bit uninformed) baptise me?

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Absolutely not unless you are on the verge of death and a priest is not available.


#10

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