Request for Sacramental Records

Sacramental Record Policies

If you are looking for sacramental records from St. Paul on the Lake, kindly complete the online form on this page and submit. You may also contact the Parish Office at 313.885.8855.

All record requests should include the following information:

  • Name (First, Middle, Last)
  • Any prior name such as maiden name
  • Date of birth
  • Approximate year of sacrament
  • How you wish the record(s) to be sent (e.g., U.S. mail, email, fax, another church, etc.)
  • Contact information where record(s) are to be sent (including full mailing address, email address, fax number, and phone number)
  • Your contact phone number and email address

Letters of Good Standing

If you require a letter of good standing to be a godparent or sponsor, please allow at least 14 days for this request to be processed. Letters will be written, signed, and processed according to the information given to us.

Sacramental Records From Closed Parishes

Each parish maintains its own records and issues sacramental certificates, upon request. If a parish has merged, the records are held by the merged parish. Sacramental records from closed parishes within the Archdiocese of Detroit can be requested via the following link.

Request Sacramental Records

Your Name (required)

Name of Person for Which Record(s) are Requested (required)

Date of birth (include month and year)


Telephone (cell or home)

Which sacramental record(s) are you requesting? (Choose all that apply. If choosing more than one, please hold down Ctrl key to select multiple sacraments.)

Please indicate when (approximately) the requested sacrament(s) took place. (required)

How would you like your record(s) sent? (Please select one.)

EmailU.S. MailFaxWill pick up

Please indicate address (physical or email) or fax where record(s) should be sent.