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 vocation’s flows. Take a moment to watch this video from FORMED all about Baptism. 

The preparation process starts with an interview.  Contact Deacon Mike Chesley (248-624-1421) in the rectory to arrange an initial meeting. 

Infant baptisms at St William’s are held each Sunday of the month at 2:00pm after the 12:30pm Mass. We typically do not baptize during Lent.

The preparation process starts with an interview - generally with Deacon Mike Chesley (248-624-1421). Before baptism, parents are required to attend a Baptism Preparation Class. Baptism classes are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm.

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 must be baptized members of the Christian faith, and at least one must be a baptized and practicing Catholic. A baptized Christian of another denomination may be asked to serve as a Christian Witness in addition to the official Catholic sponsor.

If you are in need of a special date, please call as soon as possible to begin the process.

We encourage you to start the process before your baby is born.