The Sacrament of Baptism joins a person to Christ’s mystical body (his church) and allows them to receive all other sacraments. By Baptism
persons are cleansed of both their original sin and personal sin, have
punishment for sin remitted, receive sanctifying grace (a share in the
divine life), and a special character.
Through baptism we truly become adopted daughters and sons of
God, temples of the Holy Spirit. Through this Sacrament, we are truly
made anew, become members of the Church, receive
both theological & moral virtues, and receive the actual grace to assist us in
living a moral life.