Baptism — new life in Jesus Christ! With baptism promising regeneration of the self to eternal life, incorporation into the church, forgiveness of sins and the anointing of the Holy Spirit, why wouldn’t one want baptism to be a party?
Beach balls aside (don’t forget to bring one, by the way), I am fascinated by the use of the term symbol in the two-point(!) catechesis on baptism half-way down the page. I suspect that by it they really mean sign, but it’s nice to have such a ready entrée for dialogue about sacramental theology.