CCS 035 Baptism Course Outline

The Sacrament of Baptism is often called "The Door of the Church," because it is the first of the seven sacraments, not only in time but in priority, since the reception of the other sacraments depends on it. It is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation, the other two being the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Course Structure and Highlights

Lesson 1: The Baptism of the Lord
Lesson 2: The Sacrament of Baptism
Lesson 3: The Door of the Church

Lesson 4: Instruction on Infant Baptism

Lesson 5: The Celebration of the Christian Mystery

Lesson 6: Introduction to the Rite of Baptism

Lesson 7: Preparing for Baptism

Lesson 8: Celebrating Baptism

Lesson 9: The Baptismal Life

Lesson 10: Reminders and Renewal of Baptism


Online Resources


Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The Holy Bible.


Baptism consists of ten lessons and ten assignments, as well as weekly discussions; with each assignment weighted at 10% (percent) of the total grade. Completion of the entire course is determined by either a pass or fail.

Technical Skills and Equipment Requirements

  • You must have Internet access. A high speed connection, either ADSL or cable, is recommended.
  • You should know how to use a web browser to navigate the web to locate educational resources and download files.
  • You will need the files management skills necessary to create directories, to save files and to retrieve files.