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.
  • Sign up to attend a Baptism Preparation Class. Parents and God Parents are required to take a Baptism class before the sacrament takes place. These classes are held on the third Saturday of each month.
  • Once Baptism Preparation is complete a date for the actual Baptism can be scheduled.

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.

When is the next Baptismal Preparation Class?

Baptism Preparation Class is held on the third Saturday of every month from 9:00 am – 11:00 am in the Religious Education Library, located in the St. Paul School on the second floor.  Kindly contact the Parish Office at 313.885.8855 to check the class schedule and register.

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 or call her at 313-885-8855 x157.