lay Baptism


Baptism administered by a lay-man, in case of necessity. The one baptizing pours natural water over the head of subject, while saying, “I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” He must intend “to do what the Church does.”

MLA Citation

  • “lay Baptism”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 May 2014. Web. 16 January 2019. <>