Active membership is a pre-requisite for the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist. If you are not registered with a parish, please fill out a New Parishoner Registration Form and mail or e-mail it to the parish offices. If you have any questions, call the parish office at (248) 627-3965. If you are registered at another parish, obtain a letter from the pastor to verify active membership in a faith community when requesting a sacrament of initiation at St. Anne Parish.
Baptisms are scheduled during a Mass on Saturday or Sunday, usually on the fourth weekend of the month. Parents who have not yet received pre-baptismal instruction are required to attend a Baptismal Preparation class.
Is open to all the baptized. Private confessions are heard each Saturday at 4:30 PM in the Reconciliation Room near the sacristy of the church and by appointment with pastor. Communal Penance services are held each Advent and Lent.
Children in grades two or higher will begin preparation for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in the fall. Parents attend two adult formation sessions and receive materials to work at home with their children throughout the school year. Parents and children come together in December to celebrate First Reconciliation and in the spring for a retreat on a Saturday morning as part of First Eucharist preparation. The Sacrament of First Eucharist is then celebrated during the Easter season.
A comprehensive two year program is included in the Middle School program at St. Anne’s. In January of their second year of formation, a parent/candidate session is held to explain the final process with Confirmation celebrated in the fall of that calendar year. In addition to the regular lessons, students are asked to participate in youth group activities designed to build community, participate in Christian Service projects, attend a spring candidate/sponsor session, experience a retreat, and be interviewed by a member of this faith community. All these components teach how to live as a fully initiated Catholic Christian.
This is a six week preparation that will be offered twice a year for those adults who have been baptized and have received First Eucharist in the Catholic Church but for some reason have not been fully initiated into the Catholic Church through the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Those who meet the requirements in the fall class will be Confirmed on Christ the King Sunday, and those in the spring class will be Confirmed on Pentecost Sunday. Both ceremonies will take place at the Most Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Detroit. If you are interested in completing this process, simply call Gloria Boesch, DRE, for an appointment.
Marriage Preparation – An opportunity for engaged couples to get to know themselves better and deal with some of the aspects of their future life together. Couples should contact the Pastor at least six months before the marriage.
Convalidation – A means in the Catholic Church for granting recognition to a marriage that has not been acknowledged according to Cannon Law. If you are Catholic but married outside the Catholic Church, for example in a civil ceremony, or in a church of another religious tradition, consider having your marriage witnessed in the Church and be a part of the Sacramental life. A convalidation may be right for you.
Annulment – A determination by the Diocesan Tribunal of the validity of a previous marriage under Canon Law. It can also be a very healing process. If you wish to attain an annullment, please contact the Pastor.
The Sacrament of Anointing is meant for those Christians whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age. Through the anointing, the Church supports the sick in their struggle against physical, mental or emotional illness, continuing Christ’s work of healing.If possible, the sacrament should be requested at the beginning of a serious illness so the person can participate actively and fully. The presence of family members and others from the community highlights this prayer of the church as a healing encounter with the Lord. Anointing may be repeated as dictated by the condition of the person, whether during the same or a different illness.St. Anne Parish also celebrates an Anointing of the Sick at Church once a year in the fall. If you would like to celebrate the Sacrament of Anointing, or know of someone who would benefit from it, just call the Parish Office.