Baptism is done as part of the worship service and is not a private service. In an infant Baptism the parents and the community of believers (congregation) does for the child what, with prayer and proper guidance, the child will do for him/herself when he/she is confirmed and brought into the membership of the Church. Baptism gives the true meaning to confirmation. For, in the case of those baptized as infants, confirmation is the process of incorporation into the community of faith which began at Baptism. Another way of putting it is that the Holy Spirit works mysteriously through the community of Christ to claim each infant for God and his kingdom.
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