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Baptism

Baptism is the first Sacrament of Initiation into the Church. It makes us a child of God and sharer in God’s Divine life. Preparation and a minimum of 3 months regular Faith practice are required. Please contact the parish office at 586-725-2441 for details.

If you are an adult seeking Baptism, please contact Maurine Dailey at 586-725-2441 ext. 38.


CHOOSING GODPARENTS

The responsibility assumed by a Godparent is not one to be taken lightly, and parents are encouraged to choose carefully. Parents may not be Godparents for their own children. There may be one or two Godparents. When there are two, one is to be male and the other female.


WHO MAY BE A GODPARENT?

A practicing Catholic who is in good standing with the Church.

  • Received the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation (fully initiated Catholic).
  • Completed their sixteenth (16th) year
  • Registered in a Catholic parish
  • Actively practicing their Catholic faith (weekly Mass attendance and reception of the sacraments)
  • Living an upright life (not cohabitating or married outside the Catholic Church)
  • Not formally left the Catholic Church and joined another faith community

Ideally, both Godfather and Godmother should be Catholics. On a practical level, sometimes there is only one Catholic who must fulfill all of the above requirements. If the other sponsor is not a Catholic, he or she will be listed as a Christian Witness. Anyone who was baptized a Roman Catholic but has joined another Christian church may not serve as a Christian Witness.


WHO MAY BE A CHRISTIAN WITNESS?

  • A baptized Christian
  • Completed their sixteenth (16th) year
  • Actively participates in their church community