"The seven sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred, significant and important for Christians. They are special occasions for experiencing God's saving presence. That 's what Theologians mean when they say that sacraments are at the same time signs and instruments of God's grace." - from "The seven Catholic Sacraments," American Catholic.org
Parish Guideline: With good intention to welcome others to worship and pray with our Church, we ask the invited person, with your free will, to be registered in our Parish for at least three months in order to schedule for the Sacrament of Matrimony or Baptism. Otherwise a letter of permission is definitely required from your Pastor.
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 in the word." CCC1213
Regarding Baptism of a child, one parent must be a confirmed Roman Catholic. One of the godparents (one male, one female) must be a confirmed Roman Catholic.
Baptismal Record Request Form
All requests for Baptismal records must be done in writing and may only be done by the parent or individual. No certificates are issued for genealogical purposes. All records that are open to research are available at the Burton Historical Collection at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library.
*Click here to download the form to request a copy of a Baptismal Certificate- Pending; In process
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Sin is before all an offence against God, a rupture of communion with him. At the same time it damages communion with the Church. For this reason conversion entails both God's forgiveness and reconciliation with the Church, which are expressed and accomplished liturgically by the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. CCC1440
Schedule for Reconciliation:
Monday through Saturday: 7:30 AM
Weekend: Saturday: 3:00 PM
Sunday: 11:15 AM (Vietnamese)
The Sacrament of the Eucharist:
The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." "The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch." CCC1324
The Sacrament of Confirmation:
Like Baptism which it completes, Confirmation is given only once, for it too imprints on the soul an indelible spiritual mark, the "character," which is the sign that Jesus Christ has marked a Christian with the seal of his Spirit by clothing him with power from on high so he may be his witness. CCC1304
It is evident from its celebration that the effect of the sacrament of Confirmation is the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit as once granted to the Apostles on the day of Pentecost. CCC1302
Sacrament of Matrimony (Marriage):
The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity, and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life. CCC1661
Arrangements for this sacrament are to be made at least six (6) months in advance. See the Parish Guideline.
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick:
By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests, the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord. that he may raise them up and save them. And indeed she exhorts them to contribute to the good of the people of God by freely uniting themselves to the Passion and death of Christ. CCC1499
Please notify the Parish Office for prayers and receiving the anointing of the Sick: 586-755-1313
The Christian funeral confers on the deceased neither a sacrament nor a sacramental, since he has "passed" beyond the sacramental economy. It is nonetheless a liturgical celebration of the Church. The ministry of the Church aims at expressing efficacious communion with the deceased, at the participation in that communion of the community gathered for the funeral and at the proclamation of eternal life to the community.
For Funeral arrangements:
Please contact the Parish Office: 586-755-1313.
Office hours: Mon-Thurs 9AM-12 Noon 1PM-$PM