The release of sacramental records is limited and a Sacramental Record request form is required.
Here is the policy of the Archdiocese of Detroit for access to sacramental records:
- While every individual has a right to a certificate of his or her own sacramental record, no one, with the exception of a parent or guardian asking for the record of a minor child, has the right to another person’s record.
- If someone has power of attorney for another adult, they may request a certificate, but must show the parish personnel the power of attorney before the certificate is prepared.
- The only other valid requests would be from another Catholic parish for sacramental reasons or from a Catholic tribunal for annulment reasons. No one else may receive a copy of the sacramental certificate.
Call or e-mail at the parish offices at 586-791-3930 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need more information.