The Sacrament of Baptism is especially important to the life of a Catholic Christian because it purifies the person from original sin and gives him/her new life in the Holy Spirit. Through baptism, we become a member of the Body of Christ, the Church, which means that baptized Christians share God’s divine life. Sharing in God’s divine life enables the baptized disciple to overcome sin and become holy as God is holy.
Baptisms are usually celebrated on Saturdays during the 4:30 pm Mass. Baptisms are celebrated throughout the Church year except during the Lenten Season.
If I Want To Have My Child Baptized, How Do I Begin The Process?
Parents wishing to have their child baptized can begin the process by calling Mr. John David Kuhar, Director of Faith Formation @ 248-588-1222. You can also reach Mr. Kuhar via email at email@example.com.
If I’m An Adult Who Wants To Be Baptized, How Do I Begin The Process?
Adults wishing to be baptized are invited to 4:30 pm in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). For more information about the RCIA click here, or contact Mr. Steve Petty in the Parish Office at 248-588-1222 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baptism in the Sacred Scriptures
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
Gospel of Matthew 28:19-20
“I solemnly assure you, no one can enter into God’s kingdom without being begotten of water and the Spirit. Flesh begets flesh, Spirit begets spirit.”
Gospel of John 3:6
”Make every effort to preserve the unity which has the Spirit as its origin and peace as its binding force. There is but one body and one Spirit, just as there is but one hope given all of you by your call. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all, and works through all, and is in all.”
Paul to the Ephesians 4:2-6