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“After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened for him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove coming upon him.” Matthew 3:16

Celebrating Baptism at All Saints Parish

Preparation Sessions

All Saints Parish offers classes for parents (and godparent, if possible) every other month throughout the year. They take place in St. James Church around the baptismal font. All classes begin at 6:30 pm and last 60-90 minutes. You are encouraged to register for a session anytime during your pregnancy or soon after your child's arrival. Please contact the All Saints Parish Office at 989.893.4693 or Diane Seidel, Parish Catechetical Leader to register for classes: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 989.893.1775.

2018-2019 Preparation Sessions:

  • October 17, 2018
  • December 19, 2018
  • February 20, 2019
  • April 24, 2019
  • June 19, 2019
  • August 21, 2019

Baptism Weekends:

All Saints Parish sets aside a weekend each month to celebrate Baptisms as a parish community. Celebrating Baptism during weekend Mass, in front of the entire congregation, recognizes the communal nature of the sacrament as your child is greeted and welcomed by everyone. All Baptisms take place at St. James as the main site of All Saints Parish during 5:00 pm Mass on Saturdays and 8:30 am Mass on Sundays.

2018-2019 Baptism Weekend Dates:

  • October 6/7, 2018
  • November 10/11, 2018
  • December 8/9, 2018
  • January 12/13, 2019
  • February 2/3, 2019
  • March 2/3, 2019
  • May 4/5, 2019
  • June 1/2, 2019
  • July 6/7, 2019
  • August 3/4., 2019
  • September 7/8, 2019

The sacrament of Baptism marks the first step on a journey of faith that lasts an entire lifetime. Baptism is a rite of welcome, of acceptance, of challenge, and of opportunity.

Baptism is a beginning, not an ending. Baptism doesn't stop when the ceremony is over or even after everyone goes home from the party. Actually, that's when the real life of Baptism starts. So, how can you prepare your child in the years ahead to be fully initiated into the faith?

  • Go to church as a family
  • Take a few minutes to say grace at family mealtimes
  • Make prayer a regular part of daily life
  • Enroll your child and be involved in the parish faith formation program
  • Be positive about your faith, making religion important at home

A Note About Godparents

Choosing godparents for your child can be a sensitive matter! It is a great honor to be asked to be a godparent. When you ask someone to take on this responsibility, you are inviting that person to share in the life of your family in a very special way. When you are thinking about the people you may want to choose there are some important things to consider.

What is a Godparent?

A godparent is someone who represents the family of the Church – Because of that, they should be at least 16 years of age and be fully initiated members of the Catholic Church. This means they are baptized, confirmed and have received Eucharist.

A godparent is someone who should be an example to your child of what it means to be a follower of Jesus – Because of this, they should be able to show by the quality of their lives, what it means to be a member of God's family. They should also be willing to pray for and with their godchild.

A godparent is meant to be a friend and support for you in helping your child grow as a child of God – Because of this, they should be able to take an active interest in your child's life and particularly in his or her growth in faith.

Who Can Be A Godparent?

While there must be one godparent who is a practicing, fully initiated Catholic, it is acceptable for the other to be a member of another Christian community and acts as a Christian witness.

 

 

 

Weekend Masses

Saturday
5:00 pm – St. James Church

Sunday
8:30 am – St. James Church
10:30 am – St. Boniface Church
12:30 pm – St. Boniface Church
(bilingual mass)

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About All Saints Parish

On July 1, 2014, the parishes of St Boniface, St James and Our Lady of Guadalupe merged and formed the new faith community of All Saints Parish. We invite you to join us to worship together in community and serve the Lord.

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