Sacrament of Baptism
Baptisms are celebrated once a month on Sunday at 12:45 p.m., after the 11:30 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wyandotte. (No Baptisms are offered during the Lent Season.)
Parents are expected to attend one Baptism class offered the Thursday evening before the Baptism.
Please contact the Parish Office at least 1 month before the preferred Baptism date at 734-285-9840, ext. 100.
Baptism: The Door of the Church
The Sacrament of Baptism is often called “The door of the Church,” because it is the first of the seven sacraments not only in time (since most Catholics receive it as infants) but in priority, since the reception of the other sacraments depends on it. It is the first of the three Sacraments of Initiation, the other two being the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Once baptized, a person becomes a member of the Church. Traditionally, the rite (or ceremony) of baptism was held outside the doors of the main part of the church, to signify this fact.