Easter/Paschal candle - Used by Catholics during the baptismal service. The
candidate's individual baptismal candle, normally held by the godparents, may be lit from
this Easter/paschal candle.
Finger towel - Used commonly by Catholics to wipe the water off the head of the
candidate being baptized.
Towels - Used by each candidate being baptized by immersion for drying off after being
baptized. Arrangements should be made in advance for each baptismal candidate to bring
a towel. It is suggested that a few extra towels be kept on hand for the candidates and
chaplain in case they forget to bring towels.
Credence table - Used for the placement of certain baptismal items.
White cloth - Placed on the credence table.
List of baptismal candidates - Used by the chaplain during the baptismal portion of the
Matches - Used to light the Easter/Paschal candle and baptismal candles.
Rite of baptism - A booklet, prescribing the order of a baptism service, commonly used
by Catholic chaplains and participants witnessing the baptism of the candidate.
Vestments and Garments Needed in Conjunction with a Baptismal Service.
Items needed are outlined below:
By the liturgical chaplain are - An alb, cassock, surplice, and stole. The stole is white
in color, or of a festive color, or of the appropriate liturgical color of the day.
By the non-liturgical chaplain are - A baptismal robe (usually this robe is white with
weights sewn in the bottom hem) and a set of chest-high waders (large rubber pants).
These two garments are worn for use in a baptism by immersion.
By the baptism candidate for an infant baptism are - A white garment which is
normally provided by the infant's family.