Baptism is the first sacrament of Christian initiation. It is the sacrament that frees a person from original sin and makes that person a member of Christ and His Church. One must be baptized before sharing in any of the other sacraments. Baptism is the foundation for all ministry and life in the church, and confers a commitment to follow Christ and spread his message throughout the world. Here at St. André Bessette, Baptisms may be scheduled by calling the Parish Office. Baptisms are typically held on the third Sunday of the month. Parents and Godparents are required to attend a Baptism preparation class prior to the reception of the sacrament.
The Eucharist is the sacrament by which Catholics receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. For Catholics, this is the most treasured gift given to the Church by the Lord at the Last Supper. In receiving the Eucharist, we are nourished by the Lord. The bread and wine used in the Mass are transformed in all but appearance into the Body and Blood of Christ. To learn more about this sacrament please contact our Faith Formation Director at 313.398.2158
Private Confessions is heard on Saturdays at 3:00 pm
Special Appointments may also be made by calling the Parish Office.
Confirmation enriches the baptized with the Holy Spirit, binding them more perfectly to the Church, and strengthening them in their witness to Christ by word and deed. To learn more about this Sacrament, please contact our Faith Formation Director at 313.398.2158
Couples must make an appointment with Father at least 9 months prior to their wedding date. At least one party must be a registered active member here at SAB.
To make an appointment please call 313.383.8514
Anointing of the Sick
If you are in need of an official Anointing of the Sick, please contact the parish office at 313-383-8514. In case of an emergency and immediate need, note that all hospitals have a chaplain on staff.
For those that are interested in becoming a priest, deacon, or joining a religious order, please click here to visit the Archdiocese of Detroit’s website.