Infant Baptism in the Hospital
Fr. Stefan Starzynski talks about baptizing and confirming children (even newborns) in the hospital. The Sacrament of Baptism is another powerful means of healing, not just spiritually but sometimes physically. When infants are very sick and in danger of dying, many Catholic parents ask Father to baptize their children in the hospital if there is a chance that it can’t be done at their parish. Fr. Stefan has even been there in the delivery room to baptize a baby immediately after birth!! He also asks the parents if they would like their child to receive the second Sacrament of Initiation – Confirmation – so the child has both indelible marks upon his/her soul when meeting Jesus.