On July 3rd, at five days old, Mary-Therese Philomena was baptized at our parish.
And because of a certain sibling the event was not without a mermaid incident.
I should have known as I navigated the center aisle, that something was amiss. And knowing Maggie and the fact that she'd had two little mermaid dolls clasped in her hand as she approached the baptismal font... I should have known what the problem would be:
Thankfully the deacon was incredibly good natured about the whole situation as he fished out the mermaids.
Meanwhile I rushed over and changed Tessie out of her church clothes...
And into her baptismal gown. I hadn't had time to quite finish sewing the last buttons on during the move, but with the help of a safety pin it worked.
Her Godparents were represented by proxies (and say a prayer for a special intention if you have a moment!):
Welcome to the Church, Mary-Therese Philomena!