A Celebration of New Christian Life in the Body of Christ
Congratulations on your new child in your family. This is a wonderful gift. You can begin the Baptism preparations by contacting Fr. Shaun Lowery at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-769-2550. This is an important decision on your part because, as parents, you are the first teachers of your child in the practice of the faith. This is why, before you make the final decision, you also need to be active in your Christian faith and participating members of this Catholic community. It is important that we teach our children by being a good example to them in the faith, they will watch you and learn from you.
A Celebration with the Parish Community
Our St. Francis community will offer fellowship and formation for your child and family. This is why we generally celebrate all children’s baptisms during the Sunday 12:30 pm Mass. Many parishioners are involved in the preparation of this celebration, such as Baptism class facilitators, Baptism set-up team, sewing team, and communications team.
We ask that you participate in a pre-Baptism class. The classes are offered the first Thursday of each month in the School Library at 7:00 pm. No pre-registration for the baptism class is required. Simply show up. You must be registered as a parishioner at St. Francis prior to the class. We recommend that you attend the class before the birth of your child. Godparents are also welcome to attend. As we listed in the beginning, please contact Fr. Shaun Lowery at email@example.com or 734-769-2550.
(Please note, infant baptisms are not scheduled from March 1-April 22, 2017.)
Adult and Teen Baptism
Are you . . .
– Interested in the Catholic faith?
– An adult or teen who was never baptized?
– A parent of a child (over the age of 7) who did not receive Baptism as an infant?
– A member of another Christian faith who is seeking to join the Catholic Church?
– A baptized Catholic who never received any religious instruction?
– A baptized Catholic who never received First Eucharist or Confirmation?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a collaborative process of study, exploration, and faith formation intended for non-baptized adults, teens, or children of catechetical age interested in membership in the Catholic Church, as well as previously baptized Christians who wish to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation. For more information, contact Marty Lucas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 821-2125.