Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism
There is no greater status than becoming a son, or daughter of God!
Baptisms for Babies and Young Children
We are most pleased to be able to celebrate this first of the Sacraments of Initiation with you.
Effective September 1, 2021, baptisms will be celebrated on the THIRD Sunday of the month after the 11:00AM Mass. April and June 2022 are the exception, April is the fourth Sunday due to Easter and June is the second Sunday due to Father's Day.
At this time, no more than five children/families will be celebrated. As restrictions relax, this number could be expanded. Both parents are expected to attend a Baptism prep class prior to their child's baptism. Currently these classes are being held virtually via Zoom on Thursday at 7:00 PM (see schedule).
In the baptism of a child/children a godparent is to be present in order to represent the expansion of the spiritual family of the one to be baptized and the role of the Church as a mother. As occasion offers, the godparent helps the parents to lead the child to profess the faith and to show this by living it. Only one male, or one female godparent, or one of each sex will be noted in the parish baptismal registry as the child’s sponsor(s). At least one godparent (the Sponsor) must be a Roman Catholic (Latin Rite), 17 years of age, or older, who has celebrated the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. They should, also, be practicing the faith as they are role models for your child.
Please contact the Parish Office at least one month prior to reserve date. If date is full, you will be scheduled for the following month. Should you have any questions beyond this scope, please contact Deacon Don 734-464-1222 ext 324
For Baptisms requested prior to September 2021, please contact Deacon Don to schedule your baptism 734-464-1222 ext 324
Baptisms for Older Children, Teens & Adults
For older children, teens and adults take on a different nature as the person themselves, and not the parents, or guardians, are the ones learning and experiencing the sacrament. For these we suggest the process of Becoming Catholic (the RCIA) for children, teens, or adults.
Contact: Deacon Don Esler, (734) 464-1222 Ext 324
A Bit about Baptism
“Baptism erases original sin and, by the grace of Jesus Christ, directs us back to God.”
Baptism is one of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist. We call them that because in ancient times they were packaged as a unified experience. They all share a commonality of welcoming, gathering, initiating & sending out.
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