The Sacrament of Baptism is the first of the Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church. Through the waters of Baptism we become children of God, alive with God’s life (holy), temples of the Holy Spirit and members of a community of faith, the Church. It is the beginning of a life lived with Christ. “When we were baptized, we died and were buried with Christ. We were baptized, so that we would live a new life, as Christ was raised to life by the glory of God the Father. (Romans 6:4). In Catholic ritual, the Dying and Rising with Christ is best symbolized by immersion in the water. Baptisms at Christ the Redeemer are celebrated by immersion. Under certain circumstance pouring is allowed.
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Parents seeking Baptism for their infant must be registered parishioners and are required to attend a Baptism Preparation class. Please call the parish office, 248-391-1621, for information. Sponsor (Godparent) Guidelines: We are not brought to the waters of Baptism alone but came already connected to people who love and care for us — parents, godparents and the parish community. The sponsor is a visible sign of the community who support the parents who have made the decision to baptize their child. The sponsor should be a role model of Christian living. Catholic Church LAW requires one Catholic sponsor which we commonly call a Godparent. It is CUSTOM to have two sponsors, even though only one sponsor is required. The sponsor must be confirmed. The sponsor must be a practicing Catholic. A baptized Christian (Non-Catholic) may be a witness for baptism. Sponsors need not be present at the baptism; a representative (proxy) may stand in.
- November 9
- February 1, 2018
- June 7
- August 26/27 at Masses
- October 22, 12:30 pm
- November 25/26 at Masses
Watch a video of August 16, 2015 baptisms at 11 am:
BAPTISM FOR OLDER CHILDREN
The Family Catechumenate is a preparation process for families who are seeking to celebrate Baptism for older children. It is aimed at children of catechetical age (approximately 6 years and up) and prepares them for full initiation into the Catholic community to be celebrated within the Easter season. Children of this age ought to be enrolled in traditional faith formation programs as the family meets monthly for Sacramental preparation. For further information, call the Lisa Brown, Director of the Office of Family Ministry, 248-391-4074
BAPTISM FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
Video of Christ the Redeemer Lake Orion Easter Vigil 2015 Baptism and Profession of Faith: