A handsomely bound, gold-stamped book, the Ritual Edition contains the basic texts for the rite of baptism plus the optional texts for various situations. This edition has been updated with the readings from the Lectionary for Mass. It features the official rite for one child and for several children; parts clearly marked for the celebrant, parents, and godparents; an explanation of the sacrament; and appropriate Scripture readings.
The Ritual Edition contains large, easy-to-read type and is printed in two colors to help distinguish the parts for the celebrant, parents, and godparents. Ribbon markers assure easy use.
The Ritual Edition includes the "Decree of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship," "Christian Initiation: General Introduction," "Baptism of Children: Introduction," "Chapter I: Rite of Baptism for Several Children," "Chapter II: Rite of Baptism for One Child," "Chapter III: Rite of Baptism for a Large Number of Children," "Chapter IV: Rite of Baptism for Children Administered by a Catechist When No Priest or Deacon Is Available," "Chapter V: Rite of Baptism for Children in Danger of Death When No Priest or Deacon Is Available," "Chapter VI: Rite of Bringing a Baptized Child to the Church," "Chapter VII: Various Texts for Use in the Celebration of Baptism for Children," and "Litany of Saints."