Almighty ever-living God,
constantly accomplish the Paschal Mystery within us,
that those you were pleased to make new in Holy Baptism
may, under your protective care, bear much fruit
and come to the joys of life eternal.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Collect for the 5th Sunday of Easter
During the season of Easter, the Church gives particular attention to praying for the baptised. She prays for those newly baptised, the neophytes who celebrated the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. She prays for the children baptised as infants and often completing their sacrament initiation, through Confirmation and Eucharist, in the Easter Season. She prays too for all her members, made one with Christ and the Church through baptism, and still seeking to become one!
- What is new about the way you live your baptism?
- How is Easter featuring in your life at this time?
Poster. Sherringham, Norfolk. (c) 2010, Allen Morris