Infant Baptism

St. Mary Student Parish is grateful for the opportunity to celebrate the miracle of new life and welcome new members into our parish family through the Sacrament of Baptism. Those wishing to have their children baptized at St. Mary Student Parish should be registered members here for at least three months and active, contributing members of the parish.

Baptism class

Baptism preparation class is required  to be taken for your first child.  It does not need to be repeated for additional children. If you’ve taken the class elsewhere, proof of that will be necessary to schedule a baptism. Classes are on Monday 6:30-7:30 PM. Class dates for 2023 are as follows (subject to change):

  • January 16
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 3
  • May 1
  • June 5

Please contact Carol Konczal ckonczal@umich.edu or 734-663-0557 ext. 0 with any questions or further information.

Children’s Sacramental Preparation

First Reconciliation and First Communion

We traditionally begin preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion in 1 st Grade and the children receive the Sacrament in 2nd Grade. Sacramental Preparation is a HOME-BASED Program through the Faith Formation Program that provides opportunity for the children and their families to prepare as per the Church’s teaching, “as to understand the mystery of Christ according to their capacity and receive the Body of the Lord with faith and devotion.” The Sacrament of First Reconciliation is received in February and First Communion is received in early May.

Contact kfoster@smspnewman for more information.

Please see the Faith Formation page for  more information, including registration information.

Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation enables the faithful to be sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit, strengthening them in their Christian life. Teens will have the opportunity to grow in their faith, knowledge and friendship with Christ as they prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring.  Please see the Faith Formation page for more information, including registration information.

Marriage

To begin your preparation for marriage, contact Julie Mussio at the parish office and make an appointment to come in and speak with a priest. We will review the program guidelines with you, help you set a date, and assist you in being more aware of the gift of the Sacrament of Marriage in the Catholic Faith.

We know that marriage is a significant step in anyone’s life, and we are honored to help you celebrate this lifelong commitment to one another in Christ. Whether you’re completing your preparation here at St. Mary or elsewhere, you can find more information below:

Revised wedding informational brochure coming soon!
Wedding  Couple Info Sheet & Reflection Questions
Marriage Reading Selections
Wedding Music

Reconciliation

Reconciliation is held weekly at St. Mary Student Parish:

Wednesday 5:45 – 6:45 PM in the church and outside in our courtyard (weather permitting)

If you are unable to attend our regularly scheduled Reconciliation time, we invite you to please call the Parish Office and make an appointment to come in and speak with a priest.

Spanish Reconciliation

Many of our priests are bilingual and fluent in Spanish. Please call our parish office for more information on reconciliation in Spanish.