Sacrament of Baptism
Baptisms take place the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month with a required workshop class the first Thursday of the month.
Please note: Beginning January 1, 2020, parents must submit a copy of their child’s birth certificate. This will stay on file for one year and then be shredded.
Baptisms take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 344 Elm Street, Wyandotte, Michigan after the 11:30 am Mass… or upon request, at St. Patrick Church, 135 Superior Blvd., Wyandotte during the 9:30 am Mass.
(No Baptisms are offered during the Lent Season.)
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.