“Baptism is birth into the new life in Christ. In accordance with the Lord’s will, it is necessary for salvation, as is the Church herself, which we enter by Baptism” 

(Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1277)

Baptism is the first of the three sacraments of initiation, which include Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

St. Mary of the Assumption parish requires that all parents attend a meeting with a priest of the parish. Other meetings may be necessary and are at the discretion of the priest.

If your child is of the age of reason (7 years) or older and has not been baptized, then you will be asked to participate in the Rite of Christian Initiation process, where the youth will receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Please call the parish office at 231-547-6652 for the scheduling of Baptism and meetings.