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Sacraments & Celebrations

Baptism

We celebrate Baptisms during the 10am or 12pm Sunday Mass. We can only baptize those children who have registered with the office. Baptism preparation begins on-line. Please go to Baptism Preparation page for more information.

Reconciliation

The sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated every Saturday from 4-4:45pm, before the 5pm liturgy. Appointments can also be made by calling the Parish Office. Children in the second grade of our school and Religious Formation programs are prepared to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation in the second semester of school prior to receiving their First Communion. Contact the Christian Formation Office at 248-553-4860 for more information.   

Holy Communion

Children in the second grade in both our school and our Religious Formation program are prepared to receive their First Eucharist on the first Saturday of May each year. See our Religious Formation pages or contact the Religious Formation office at 248-553-4860 for more information.

Confirmation

At St. Fabian children are recieve the sacrament of Confirmation in the 8th grade after 2 years of preparation. This year's confirmation date is Saturday, March 18, 2017. For more information, please call the Religious Formation Office at 248-553-4860.

Marriage

Marriage is an everlasting, sacred vow made between a man and a woman, witnessed by God, the priest, and guests. It is a covenant relationship which the Church takes very seriously. The Archdiocese of Detroit requires that the bride or groom, or an immediate member of their family must be a registered parishioner of at least 6 months before they can reserve the church for a wedding. Once you have scheduled your wedding at St. Fabian, please see the Wedding Planning page and read the related documents, which will help you to plan your ceremony. 

Convalidation

Convalidation of a Marriage  Somtimes circumstances prevent a couple from being married in the Catholic Church. If those circumstances change, the marriage can be blessed–or “convalidated” at a later date. Attached is an explanation on what a convalidation of a marriage is, and when it can take place.  See the document on the right for more information.

Annulment

Annulment in the Catholic Church - Although the Catholic Church believes that the marriage vow is sacramental and permanent, there can be extenuating circumstances during the time of courtship or when the vows are exchanged that would nullify the sacramentality of the vows. In this case an annulment can be granted, and the person is free to be married again in the eyes of the Church. The attached document explains this in detail. 

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick takes place the first Friday of every month immediately following the 8:30am liturgy. Home/hospital visits can be arranged by calling the Parish Office.

Holy Orders/Ordination

If you are interested in becoming a priest, permanent deacon or entering a religious order, please visit our Vocations page on our web site, and contact the appropriate Archdiocesan office.