The candidate receives three signs of God’s love for them:
The candidates (or their godparents) are required to make two sets of promises, to turn away from evil and to serve Christ. They also recite the Apostles’ Creed as an indication of their faith in
the doctrines of Christ.
A certificate of Baptism, a special candle, and the shell used to pour the water
(The scallop shell is an ancient sign of baptism from the very earliest years of Christianity)