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PRIVATE BAPTISM

The sacrament of baptism conferred, in case of necessity, even by a person who is not a priest or deacon. It is done without the other ceremonies, by pouring water on the person's head while pronouncing the worlds, "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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