How Baptism Prepares Us to Live Christ’s Mission

Baptism is the epic beginning of our participation in the Paschal Mystery of Christ. Today, I share an example of a Baptism class I recently gave which explains the biblical context behind the sacrament of Baptism, and how this powerful sacrament prepares us to live Christ’s mission incarnationally.

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The sacraments are the Church’s ministry of the incarnation throughout time and place, and tangible means through which we live the Paschal Mystery of Christ.


This episode was sponsored by Chews Life. Chews Life’s mission is to equip all Catholics with Rosaries for life.

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Michael “Gomer” Gormley

Michael spent 17 years in full-time parish ministry and is now the Mission Evangelist for That Man Is You!, a men’s apostolate for Paradisus Dei. Michael is a frequent speaker at conferences, retreats, and parish missions all over the US and Canada.

He is the founder and creative director of, and hosts three Catholic podcasts: Every Knee Shall Bow, Catching Foxes, and Becoming God.

He is married to his college sweetheart, Shannon, and has four beautiful and hilarious children: Kateri, Cecilia, Noah, and Thomas.


David “Dave” VanVickle

Dave VanVickle

Dave VanVickle fell in love with the Lord at the age of fourteen and has since dedicated his life to bringing others into a radical relationship with Christ.

He is a speaker and retreat leader who focuses on proclaiming the universal call to holiness, authentic Catholic spirituality, spiritual warfare and deliverance. Additionally, Dave has over ten years of experience assisting Priests with their ministries of exorcism and deliverance.

Dave married his late wife Amber in 2010. He now resides in Pittsburgh with his five children: Sam, Max, Judah, Josie and Louisa.

1 Comment

  1. Started the podcast on Baptism but stopped it 20 minutes in. The person presenting sounded like a football commentator. His voice was full of hype and 90% of what I heard was an exposition of himself – very egoistical and seriously badly explained and presented. I was bored with his story in 2 minutes. He was annoying. In my opinion this podcast was a waste of my time with minimal information in the first 20 mins. Perhaps he finally got on topic but I couldn’t bear either the hype or his story so turned it off.BTW I am a Theology Masters student and this is the worst presentation I have ever listened too.


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