This form must be completed and returned to the Parish Office one (1) month before a baptism is scheduled. For more information or assistance, call 734-848-6125.
"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own" (1 Cor. 6:19)?
When we are baptized we become something new. At that moment the Holy Trinity comes to dwell within our soul.
The effect of God within us is sanctifying grace. It takes away original sin, and it makes us members of the Body of Christ. It is necessary for salvation.
"For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body" (1 Cor. 6:20).
Baptism enables and commits us to serve God through participation in the holy liturgy of the Church and alive a life of charity (CCC 1273).
"For an infant to be baptized licitly… there must be a founded hope that the infant will be brought up in the Catholic religion; if such hope is altogether lacking, the Baptism is to be delayed."
(Canon 868, §1, 2°).
Because one of the precepts of the Church is "You shall attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation," Father bases his founded hope on whether or not a family already has the habit of coming to Mass weekly. If you wish Baptism for your child, please make weekly Mass attendance the minimum preparation for the sacrament. Parents and sponsors are also expected to attend a Baptism Preparation Class which is held the Monday before Baptism.