Baptism

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A Celebration of New Christian Life in the Body of Christ

Infant Baptism
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.

A Celebration with the Parish Community
Our St. Francis community will offer fellowship and formation for your child and family. This is why we celebrate all baptisms during the 12:30 pm Mass. Many parishioners are involved in 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 School Library at 7:00 pm. We recommend that you attend the class before the birth of your child. You may begin the preparations for your child’s baptism by coming to the class or by contacting Fr. Shaun Lowery at frshaun@stfrancisa2.org or 734-769-2550.

Adult and Teen Baptism
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 never 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@stfrancisa2.org or 821-2125.