Sacraments & Celebrations

Sacraments and Funerals

Baptisms are celebrated on the third Sunday of the month (pending approval). Baptisms in Spanish are celebrated after the 10:00 Mass and in English after the 12:00 Mass. Arrangements must be made in advance and the family must be registered and contributing to the parish of the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit for a least two months prior to the baptism.

Both the parents and godparents must attend one baptismal class. The class in English is held the first Saturday of the month at 1:00 in the rectory. The Spanish class is held the first Sunday of the month after the 10:00 Mass in the rectory. The attendees must register two months in advance prior taking the class.

The Catholic Church requires that at least one of the parents be an active, practicing Catholic. The Godparents must be 18 years or older, and must have received all the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist). If godparents are a couple living together, they must be married in the Catholic Church. A copy of the marriage certificate is needed for the godparents. The godparents should be a male and a female.

First Communion
Parents of children who wish to make their First Communion at the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit should contact the parish office for details about how to register for Faith Formation and learn about the First Communion preparation process.

Parents of children who wish to make their Confirmation at the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit should contact the parish office for details about how to register for Faith Formation and learn about the Confirmation preparation process.

Confessions are heard:

  • Thursday at 6:00 p.m. before the 7:00 p.m. Mass.
  • First Friday of the month from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Most Holy Trinity Church. 
  • 30 minutes before every Special Basilica Mass
  • By appointment. Call the parish office at 313-496-1701.

Anointing of the Sick
Emergency calls regarding the anointing of the sick should be directed to the emergency line at 313-496-1701 x18. Anointing of the sick also takes place at our monthly Healing Mass.


Arrangements for funeral services to be performed at the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit should be made first to the funeral home. The funeral home staff will contact the parish office.


We encourage every family to share their faith and culture with their daughter in the celebration of her Fifteenth Birthday, her Quince Años. The Quinceañeras ritual is valuable for the religious message it sends not only to young people, but also to parents, grandparents, godparents and the entire parish in calling them to prayerfully join with youth in making a commitment to God and the Church. A Mass of Thanksgiving is a part of this celebration. Since this day is very important in the young woman’s life, it is never too early to start thinking about the celebration.

Parents wishing to hold their daughter’s quinceanera at Ste. Anne must present her sacramental record showing that she has received the sacraments of baptism, first eucharist and confirmation. Parents of the quinceanera must be registered Ste. Anne parishioners for at least six months prior to the quinceanera date.

Quinceañeras are celebrated on Saturdays at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. Quinceañeras must attend a class. Please contact the parish office for more information at 313-496-1701.

If you have already spoken with our staff about your Quinceañera, you can finalize your reservation here.


It is a laudable custom in various ethnic communities to bring their children for a Presentation to the Church. The presentation recalls the various presentations in the history of the Church. While it has no sacramental value, it is a pious tradition that the Basilica of Ste. Anne de Detroit is proud to continue. The traditional age for a presentation is three years-old. Presentations will be allowed at most weekend, and even weekday Masses, except on Solemnities, Holy Days of Obligation and other special events.

If you wish to present your child at a Mass, please contact the parish office at 313-496-1701 at least one month in advance to see if a presentation is permitted on the date you desire.