Catechism in a Year
Monday, August 06, 2018
255. Starting when to whom has the Church administered Baptism?
From the day of Pentecost, the Church has administered Baptism to anyone who believes in Jesus Christ.
Further reading: CCC 1226-1228
256. In what does the essential rite of Baptism consist?
The essential rite of this sacrament consists in immersing the candidate in water or pouring water over his or her head while invoking the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Further reading: CCC 1229-1245, 1278
These excerpts are from the Compendium of the CCC.