Sacrament of Baptism

“Holy Baptism is 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 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 in the word.’” Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1213)

I want to have my child(ren) baptized at St. Paul. What do I need to do?

  • Call the Parish Office at 313.885.8855 to get started with basic info.
  • Complete and submit an online Baptismal Preparation Form. Forms can also be downloaded and submitted to the Parish Office either in-person or via email.
  • Sign up to attend a Baptism Preparation Class. Parents are required to take a Baptism class before the sacrament takes place. These classes are held on the third Saturday of each month.

When are baptisms held at St. Paul?

Baptisms for infants are celebrated immediately after the 12:00 noon Mass on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Reservations for the class and arrangements for the Sacrament of Baptism for infants can be made by calling the Parish Office at 313.885.8855 or by completing the online Baptism Preparation Form.

When is the next Baptismal Preparation Class?

The next Baptism Preparation Classes will be held on Saturday, August 19 and Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 – 11:00 am in the Religious Education library, located in the St. Paul School on the second floor. In order to register for the class, kindly contact the Parish Office at 313.885.8855 or complete and submit the online form on this page.

Where are baptisms held at St. Paul?

Baptisms for children are celebrated in the Gathering Space, located in the entrance of the church on the parking lot side.

Baptism for Adults and Older Children

Adults and parents of older children who have never been baptized should contact Mrs. Fran Bauer, RCIA Coordinator. For information on the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), please visit the parish RCIA webpage.

Sign Up for Baptism Preparation

Register Your Child for the Sacrament of Baptism

Child's Full Name (required; include first, middle, last)

Child's Date of Birth (required; month, date, and year required)

Gender of Child (choose one)
MaleFemale

Place of birth (required; include hospital, city, and state)

First Name of Father (required)

Middle Name of Father (required)

Last Name of Father (required)

Religion of father (required)

First Name of Mother (required)

Middle Name of Mother (required)

Maiden Name of Mother(required)

Religion of mother (required)

Address (required)

City/State/Zip (required)

Telephone (required; cell or home)

Your Email (required)

Name(s) of Sibling(s)

Were siblings baptized at St. Paul on the Lake?
YesNo

If no, where?

Were parents married by a Catholic priest or deacon?
YesNo

If yes, please provide name of priest/deacon.

Are parents members of St. Paul on the Lake?
YesNo

If no, where?

Name of Godfather (first, middle, last)

Religion of Godfather

Name of Godmother (first, middle, last)

Religion of Godmother

Please use this area for any message or information regarding the baptism.