The president or another minister makes the sign of the cross on the forehead of each candidate, saying
Christ claims you for his own.
Receive the sign of his cross.
The president may invite parents, godparents and sponsors to sign the candidates with the cross.
When all the candidates have been signed, the president says
Do not be ashamed of Christ.
You are his for ever.
Stand bravely with him
against all the powers of evil,
and remain faithful to Christ to the end of your life.
May almighty God deliver you from the powers of darkness,
and lead you in the light and obedience of Christ.