Infant Baptism at Our Lady Star of the Sea
"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 and daughters of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church an d made sharers in her mission.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1213)
Congratulations! Making the decision to have your child baptized in the Catholic faith is an eternal commitment to an abundant life. As a parish we want to support you and your family as much as possible.
Infant Baptism is for children from birth to 7 years of age. Adults and parents of older children who have never been baptized should contact Judy Zedan, Director of Religious Education. For information on the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), please visit the parish RCIA webpage.
Baptism is not an empty ritual or mere symbol, but rather an essential part of God’s plan of salvation for all mankind. Baptism is a sacrament—a visible sign with real, spiritual effects. Through it we enter the family of God, the Church, and are purified from our sins and reborn in the Holy Spirit. Baptism confers an indelible seal on the new Christian, marking him or her as belonging to Christ, and it can be neither reversed nor repeated. Nothing can remove the mark of Baptism. Formed.org, Reborn
The love you share with your spouse has already named and brought this child into your family. With Baptism you are giving birth to your child once more- into the family of the Church. We welcome you and are excited to be a part of your child’s first step on their lifelong journey of faith.
The Steps of Baptism Preparation
Step 1 - Register as a Parishioner of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church
It is important to have a home church where you practice your faith with a community that supports you in your relationship with Christ. Parents should attend weekly mass and support the parish by participating in activities and giving time, talent, and treasure. You may register as a parishioner online at www.olsos.org/register –OR- you may contact the Parish Office at 313-884-5554.
Step 2 - Initial Contact
After reviewing the information on the website, please complete the Baptism Registration form and send to Judy Zedan, firstname.lastname@example.org. Your completed Baptism registration form begins the preparation process and Mrs. Zedan will contact you to schedule the Baptism Preparation Session.
Step 3- Attend the Baptism Preparation Session
You are required to attend an Infant Baptism Preparation course for each child to be baptized. The course is offered the second Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Parish Offices. This course will explore the theology and the Rite of Baptism. Please note that these courses are for adults, as parents seem to get more out of the session if they available to focus and participate in the class free from distractions. Godparents are encouraged to attend the class with you.
Step 4- Schedule Baptism Date
The baptismal date will be scheduled after the Baptism Preparation Course. Baptisms are celebrated after the 11:30 am Mass on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.
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