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The Sacrament of Baptism

"Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: 'Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word'."

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1213

Baptism at Our Parish

Baptisms are performed during Mass on the second weekend* of every month and rotate between the 4:30 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday and the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Masses on Sunday. A full schedule is listed below or click here (186 KB, PDF) to download a calendar highlighting our baptism weekends!

Please contact the Parish Office at (616) 243-8998 ext 201 or email  to schedule your child's baptism.  Parents who are baptizing their first child must attend a baptismal preparation class.

If you are discerning baptism as an adult, please contact , our Coordinator of Faith Formation, or see our page regarding the Rite of Christian Initiatian of Adults for more information. 

*Please be aware that multiple baptisms may occur on the same day. Dates are subject to change at the discretion of the Pastor and to accomodate other parish activites. We will make every effort to give as much advance notice as possible should a date need to be rescheduled.

2019 Dates

Saturday, July 13 - 4:30 p.m. (Full)

Sunday, August 11 - 8:30 a.m. (Open)

Sunday, September 8 - 10:30 a.m. (Open)

Saturday, October 19 - 4:30 p.m. (Full)

Sunday, November 10 - 8:30 a.m. (Open)

Sunday, December 8 - 10:30 a.m. (Full)

2020 Dates

Saturday, January 11 - 4:30 p.m. (Open)

Sunday, February 9 - 8:30 a.m. (Open)

Sunday, March 8 - 10:30 a.m. (Open)

Sunday, April 12 (Easter) - 10:30 a.m. (Full)

Saturday, May 9 - 4:30 p.m. (Open)

Sunday, June 14 - 8:30 a.m. (Open)