Baptism is the gateway Sacrament, the moment by which a person is incorporated into the Body of Christ. The standard for accepting someone to be baptized is that the priest must have a well founded belief that the child will be raised Catholic. Additionally, only the parents or legal guardians may request Baptism of a child.
In our parish and throughout the archdiocese ordinarily the family should be active registered members for six months prior to the Baptism. Parents and godparents are expected to attend a pre-Baptismal class at the parish. There may only be two godparents, one male, one female. Godparents may be single or married. If married, they must be married in the Catholic Church. Godparents must have received all the Sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist).
If you are interested in having your child baptized at St. Alfred, you MUST contact the Parish Office to set up an appointment to fill out the appropriate forms and to make sure you meet all the requirements. For the Parish Office information on Baptisms, please call the parish office at (313) 291-6464.
Contact the parish office at (313) 291-6464 for information about Baptism classes. Classes are available for parish members only. Baptisms are celebrated the 1st Saturday of the month at 11:30 AM. You MUST contact the parish office to set up a Baptism.
All scheduled baptisms are listed on the calendar.