CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENTS
Celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism
In order to have a child baptized at St. Frances Cabrini parish, you must be a registered and active member for at least three months. If your parents are registered and active in the parish, this requirement is waived.
With few exceptions, the Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, immediately following the 12noon Mass.
First time parents wishing to have their child baptized at St. Frances Cabrini are required to attend a Baptism class. Class is held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm in Holy Family Hall. There is no fee for the class.
The Catholic Church requires that at least one of the parents and one of the godparents be a Catholic who practices his/her faith. A letter indicating this fact, must be obtained for the godparent from the parish that he/she is a registered/active member.
Arrangements for the celebration of Baptism and/or the Baptism class must be made in advance by calling the parish office 313-381-5601, or by completing this on-line Baptismal Form Found Here
Celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Every Saturday in Church: 4:00pm until all are heard.
Children who have reached the age of seven years old (in general, children currently in the second grade) may prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. Formation begins before the first reception of the Eucharist.
Children must be in their second year of faith formation either through after school religious education classes or Catholic school.
Any Catholic school student who wishes to receive sacraments at St. Frances Cabrini Parish is required to register through the office of Religious Education and must provide a letter from your home parish if the family is not registered at St. Frances Cabrini.
For questions regarding the Sacrament preparation, contact the Office of Religious Education, at 313-928-4727.
Celebrating the Sacrament of Eucharist
Before children may receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time at St. Frances Cabrini Parish, they must:
- Submit a copy of the baptismal certificate.
- Complete a time of structured faith formation before beginning sacramental preparation. Baptized students are eligible to enroll in our First Eucharist sacramental preparation program during their second year of formation.
Any Cabrini Catholic school student who wishes to receive sacraments at St. Frances Cabrini Parish are required to register through the office of Religious Education and must provide a letter from your home parish.
For questions regarding reception or preparation for the Eucharist, contact the Office of Religious Education, at 313-928-4727.
Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation
“Confirmation deepens our baptismal life that calls us to be missionary witnesses of Jesus Christ in our families, neighborhoods, society, and the world. . . . We receive the message of faith in a deeper and more intensive manner with great emphasis given to the person of Jesus Christ, who asked the Father to give the Holy Spirit to the Church for building up the community in loving service.” (United States Catholic Catechism for Adults.)
During the sacrament of Baptism parents promise to nurture their child’s Catholic faith. When a child is confirmed that child accepts the responsibility to continue participating fully in their faith. For a child to understand this responsibility participating in an approved religion curriculum since 1st grade is necessary. Within the Archdiocese of Detroit preparation for youth to receive the sacrament of Confirmation takes place concurrently during a child’s 8th grade year while continuing to participate in a Catholic religion curriculum through:
- Religious Education – after school program
- Catholic grade school
- Catholic home school
Adults seeking to receive the sacrament of Confirmation should be baptized, have received Communion in the Catholic Church, attend Sunday Mass weekly and have knowledge of their faith through catechesis. Confirmation preparation is offered to prepare adults for the sacrament.
For additional information or to begin the process please contact the Faith Formation Office:
Celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage
Arrangements for weddings at St. Frances Cabrini require the following:
– At least one member of the couple must presently be an active, registered, participating member at Cabrini, for a minimum of six months. This will be waived if parents of the engaged couple are registered/active parishioners.
– If/when you meet the first requirements as stated above, the request for a date at the Church needs to be made at least six months in advance of the wedding day.
– Any potential wedding date discussed with Rectory personnel is not confirmed until the couple speaks with a priest from Cabrini.
– The presider at the ceremony will be a priest from Cabrini unless the couple has a relative or personal friend who is a priest or deacon and can produce a Letter of Good Standing from his Bishop or Superior.
– Music for the liturgy must be coordinated with St. Frances Cabrini’s Director of Music Ministry.
If you meet these above requirements, couples wishing to be married at St. Frances Cabrini are requested to call the Rectory Office at 313-381-5601 or complete this on-line Wedding Date Request Form.
Weddings may be scheduled (pending approval) on: Friday at 4pm or 6pm, Saturday at 12noon or 2pm
Celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Orders
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Celebrating the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
To request the Sacrament (anointing) of the Sick for yourself or a loved one, please inform one of the priests of the parish.
An anointing can be received before/after any Daily or Weekend Mass or if your presence at Church is not possible due to the nature of your illness, please call the parish office: 313-381-5601.
If you or a loved one is seriously ill, it is always best to contact the parish for an anointing as soon as possible and not wait. This affords the priest the time to schedule a visit to celebrate the sacrament.