"Baptize them, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit." Mt. 28:19. Holy baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as children of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated in to the Church, and made sharers in her mission. (From the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1213).