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Anthony Narcisse wrote:

Hi, guys —

Good evening.

By God's permission, I was just initiated into the Church this past Easter Vigil however during the baptismal ceremony, I unfortunately and inadvertently forgot my baptismal candle and therefore had to share the same one with a fellow catechumen.

  • Is my Baptism still valid?

Thank you so much for your time, and God Bless you.

  { Since I forgot my Baptismal candle and had to share one with a fellow catechumen, is my Baptism still valid? }

Eric replied:


Yes! Have no worries. The candle part is not an essential part of Baptism. As long as water flows over you and the minister uses the words:

"I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."

your Baptism is valid.


Anthony replied:


Thank you so very much for taking the time to address my concern. I genuinely appreciate you for this.

God bless you. 

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