Call the parish office for information about baptism at 734-241-8910.
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church's way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.
The Church Teaches
Baptism is a true sacrament instituted by Christ. It is administered by washing with natural water and at the same time invoking the Most Holy Trinity. Anybody, even an unbeliever or a heretic can validly administer baptism.
Since it confers grace by the signs' being properly carried out children can and should be baptized even while still infants. Baptism is necessary for salvation. Baptism effects the remission of original sin and actual sins and of all punishment due to sin; it confers sanctifying grace, membership in Christ and in the Church and the obligation to obey the Church's laws, and give an indelible character.
Through the sacrament of Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons and daughters of God; we are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission.
Jesus came and said to the eleven disciples, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Mathew 28: 18-20
© 2018 St. John the Baptist Catholic Church,
Monroe, Michigan 48161.
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Rev. David Burgard, Pastor
511 S. Monroe Street, Monroe MI 48161
Interim Office Hours
Monday | 9 am-4 pm (closed for lunch from Noon to 1 pm
Tuesday | 9 am-3 pm
Thursday | 9 am-3 pm
The office is closed on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday