Baptism

The gateway to life in the Spirit

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. It is the first Sacrament of initiation that welcomes an individual into the Kingdom of God, removes the stain of original sin, and plants the first gift of the Holy Spirit within their hearts. It is from Baptism that each of our vocations flows. 


Adult Baptisms

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Adults and children over the age of seven are baptized during the Easter season and have a longer period of preparation through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Learn more


Infant Baptisms

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Infant baptisms at St. Patrick are held on the first, second, and third Sundays of the month at 1:00 PM in the church. To request a baptism date, please complete our Baptism Request Form below.

Before baptism, parents are required to attend a Baptism Preparation Class. Classes are held every second Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM. You are more than welcome to bring your baby to class. If you have attended a class for a previous child here or at another parish, you do not need to take an additional class but we will need proof of your prior attendance.

The infant being baptized is required to have at least one godparent. If two godparents are selected, they must be one male and one female. Both godparents must be baptized members of the Christian faith, and at least one Godparent must be a baptized and practicing Catholic. A baptized Christian of another denomination may be asked to serve as a Christian Witness. The Catholic godparent(s) will need to complete a Godparent Eligibility Form and have it signed by the pastor of their parish attesting to their ability to serve as a godparent.

Catholic Godparent Eligibility Form

The form(s) can be emailed to mfiebelkorn@stpatchurch.org and/or mailed to

Meghan Fiebelkorn

711 Rickett Rd

Brighton, MI 48116


Infant Baptism Request Form

Phone *
Phone
Full Name of Child *
Full Name of Child
Child's Date of Birth *
Child's Date of Birth
Mother's Full Maiden Name *
Mother's Full Maiden Name
Father's Full Name *
Father's Full Name
Requested Date of Baptism *
Requested Date of Baptism
Second Choice of Date
Second Choice of Date
Godfather's Name *
Godfather's Name
Godmother's Name *
Godmother's Name
Have you attended a Baptism Preparation Class?
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Infant baptism coordinator

Meghan Fielbelkorn

mfiebelkorn@stpatchurch.org

(810) 229-9863 x 209