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! Baptisms for babies and young children are normally celebrated on the 2nd or 3rd Sunday of each month at 12:30 pm in the Church, but may be on another Sunday depending on parish circumstances. Please contact the parish office for a specific date in a given month. The current schedule is available here.
Due to the nature of the Lenten Season, we postpone baptisms during Lent. Parents are expected to attend a Baptism class offered the Friday evening before the Baptism. These classes are taught by catechists on a rotating basis. The catechists then assist at the Baptism. You are welcome to become a catechist in this very spiritually rewarding ministry. Please contact the Parish Office at least 1 month before the preferred Baptism date.
Baptisms for Older Children, Teens & Adults
Baptisms for older children, teens and adults take on a different nature as the person themselves, and not parents, or guardians, are the principle one learning and experiencing the sacrament. For these we suggest the process of Becoming Catholic (the RCIA) for either children, teens, or adults.
Contact: Deacon Don Esler, (734) 464-1222
A Bit About Baptism
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.
The Catechism of the Catholc Church, #1213, explains baptism as "the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission. “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water and the word.”
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