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Prior to the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) of the Catholic Church most Catholics were taught that unless you were baptized you could not go to heaven. The custom of baptizing infants as soon as possible after birth was predominant. Many times, in fact, mothers did not attend the baptism because it took place so soon after birth.What prayers are said at a Catholic baptism?
There are several said by the priest or deacon…prayer of anointing, prayer of exorcism, blessing of the water, the baptism itself is, the blessing of the parents, the blessing of the Godparents. Then all are asked to join on the renewal of the baptismal vows and in the Lord's Prayer.