Baptism (Religious Education)

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Infant Baptism

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This is a wonderful gift for your child, salvation in Jesus Christ and membership in His Church. This is also an important decision on your part, because as the 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 yourselves will need to be active in your Christian faith and participating members of this Catholic community. We must teach what we believe and practice what we teach.

Baptism is a celebration of new Christian life in the Body of Christ and the whole community
Our St. Francis community will offer fellowship and formation for your child and family. This is why we celebrate all baptisms during the 12:15 pm Mass. Many parishioners are involved the preparation and execution of this celebration such as Baptism class facilitators, Baptism set-up team, sewing team and communications team.

Pre-Baptism Class
We ask that you participate in a pre-Baptism class. The classes are offered the first Thursday of each month in the lower Chapel at 7 pm. We recommend that you attend the class before the birth of your child. No pre-registration is required. 

To register and begin the preparations for your child’s baptism please contact Fr. Bosco Padamattummal at frbosco [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or 734-769-2550.

Adult and Teen Baptism

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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 didn’t 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 mlucas [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or 821-2125.