Why are these items given at a Baptism? (I'm going to guess at these, please edit!)
The candle symbolizes the Light; the Light of Christ. The candle is lit from the Paschal candle. This candle, blessed on Easter, represents Christ's triumph over death. The candle also represents that "We are the Light of the World" and we need to shine our light for others to see.
Holy Water is a sign that original sin is washed away.
The white bib symbolizes that we "put on Christ" through baptsim. A new life has begun. White is a color of purity and shown to be without blemish or the stain of sin.
We'll take a month-long look at some objects from our Church and explain their meanings and symbolism. Coming soon, we will look at the mosaic found at the front of our church and look at the rich stories which are told there. If you have a question or a suggestion for a topic or symbol that you would like to hear about, please contact the Parish office.