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Does a Catholic get Baptised or christened?

Christening refers to the naming ceremony (to "christen" means to "give a name to") where as baptism is one of seven sacraments in the Catholic Church. In the sacrament of Baptism the baby's name is used and mentioned, however it is the rite of claiming the child for Christ and his Church that is celebrated.

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Similarly, it is asked, can you be christened and Baptised?

BAptism is just the more formal/official word for it. IF you Google both words christening just refers you to baptism. They are the same, although usually Christening is used when a baby is baptised, but not an adult, then it is always a baptism.

One may also ask, is baptism a Catholic thing? For Roman Catholics, baptism by water is a sacrament of initiation into the life of the children of God (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1212–13). It configures the person to Christ (CCC 1272), and obliges the Christian to share in the Church's apostolic and missionary activity (CCC 1270).

Consequently, what is the difference between being christened and Baptised?

Baptism is a Christian religious sacrament. Taken out of the religious context, a baptism represents a form of initiation. Christening is the ceremony during which a child is given a name before Christ and is baptized. The term has also been used to refer to official naming ceremonies.

What happens at a Catholic christening?

In most cases, the parish priest or deacon administers the sacrament, anointing the person being baptized with oils, and pouring blessed water over the child's head not just once but three times. Like the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of Holy Orders, as a Catholic, you're baptized just once.

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