Just nine days after we arrived home with Lucia, she was baptized.
Our pastor, Monsignor Kevin Holmes, performed the baptism at St. Patrick Catholic Church (part of the same parish of our church, Holy Redeemer).
We were honored when our friends, Jill and Dave, accepted our invitation to be Lucia's Godparents. Jill and Dave also have a large family (eight children) and are adoptive parents themselves. Not only will they make excellent Godparents for Lucia, but they are good and kind to us—inviting our tired family over for a cozy get-together at their home after the Baptism.
One more milestone for little Lucia, now baptized into the Catholic Church. God bless Lucia Rose!
|William gets ready to serve Mass and the Baptism.|
|I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit...|
|Lucia and her proud mama.|
|Joe & Elizabeth with newly-baptized Lucia.|
Lucia is wearing Papa Del's (grandfather's) baptismal gown, worn also by all her siblings.
|Posing with Monsignor Holmes and Lucia's Godparents and their children.|
|Our friend Angela (Godmother of Marguerite) snuggles with Lucia.|