Baptism

First of all - Congratulations!

What you've done is a wonderful thing; to bring new life, a new human being, into the world.

Just as you've shared your natural life with your child, through conception and birth, so you now want to share your spiritual life as children of God with your child through the new birth of water and the Holy Spirit in Baptism. But in neither case does this happen without your full co-operation. God brings about the birth of new members of the human family and of His family, the Church, by working with and through you, the parents.