Sacraments

Baptism

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. (CCC 1213)

For parents seeking baptism for their infant, toddler or older child, one parent is expected to be a practicing Catholic and registered active member of our parish so they are able to fulfill the baptismal promise of raising their child in the faith of the Church.

  • For children under 7 years of age, parent formation is required.
  • For children over 7 years of age, a parent, as well as the child, will need to receive formation.

For more information about our formation process and dates for infant baptism, contact Marie Sheridan at [email protected] or call the office at 517-223-8684, ext 309.

If you are an adult seeking baptism, please refer to the information we have undeFaith Formation - Adults – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.
 

Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist

Sacramental Preparation for children to participate in their First Reconciliation and First Communion (Holy Eucharist) is achieved through the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd process we offer at St. Agnes.  Catechesis of the Good Shepherd helps children to foster a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

St. Agnes offers Good Shepherd Level 1 for Children who are 3 year old pre-school through Kindergarten. It is recommended that children begin formation at three years of age, although not required for sacramental preparation.

Level 2 is for children in 1st -3rd grade.  Sacramental preparation is included in this process.  First Grade is a pre-requisite.

For those catching up on sacraments, please contact us, so we may work with you on an individualized plan.

For additional information regarding our Sacramental Preparation Process please contact Iris Winiarski at [email protected] or call the office at 517-223-8684, ext 309.

If you are an adult seeking to participate in the Eucharist or Reconciliation, please refer to the information we have under Faith Formation - Adults – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.
 

Confirmation

In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. (CCC 1285)

Our process for the reception of this sacrament of initiation is a two year process that can begin with a young teen’s 8th grade year and continue through 9th. The completion of formation in 7th grade is a prerequisite. 7th grade formation can be through a Catholic school, a home schooling program or here at St. Agnes. If teens are older, they can also join in this process. For more information, contact Marie Sheridan at [email protected] or call the office at 517-223-8684, ext 309.

If you are an adult seeking confirmation, please refer to the information we have under Faith Formation - Adults – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.
 

Sacrament of Marriage

The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life… is a covenant between baptized persons that has been raised by Christ to the dignity of a sacrament. (CCC 1601)

In an effort to strengthen married life, the seven dioceses of Michigan have adopted a policy for wedding preparation which begins with making arrangements at least nine months in advance. Please call the parish office (517-223-8684) to schedule an appointment with our pastor. After meeting with our pastor, couples will meet with our marriage coordinator to discuss the process which includes faith formation and meeting with a mentor couple.

For more information contact Marie Sheridan at [email protected].
 

Anointing of the Sick

If you are in need of the Sacrament of the Sick please email Fr. Nate at [email protected] with name, address, phone number and times of availability.