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Receive the Sacraments in a Place Where You Belong

There’s nothing like celebrating Catholicism’s most sacred sacraments right from the comfort of your home parish. Find out when and how to join us at St. Thomas More to celebrate the sacraments.

BAPTISM: THE BLESSING 
OF BECOMING PART OF THE 
COMMUNITY OF FAITH

Parents who wish their child to be baptized should be registered members of St. Thomas More Parish. Attendance at a one-hour baptismal preparation class, held every 1st Tuesday of the month in the church, is required.

Baptism Guidelines
Baptism Sponsor Form
Baptism Registration Form

Baptism seminars are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the church.

Baptisms are usually held during 10 am Sunday Mass
2019-20 Baptism Dates:
September 22
November 24
January 12
February 9
April 19
June 14

The Blessing of God’s Grace

Parents who wish their child to be baptized should be registered members of St. Thomas More Parish. Attendance at a one-hour baptismal preparation class, held every 1st Tuesday of the month in the church, is required.

Baptism Guidelines
Baptism Sponsor Form
Baptism Registration Form

Baptism seminars are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the church.

Baptisms are usually held during 10am Sunday Mass
2019-20 Baptism Dates:
September 22
November 24
January 12
February 9
April 19
June 14

RECONCILIATION:
Discover the True Power of God’s Forgiveness

Second grade students with two years of Catholic school or parish school of religion classes are eligible for the sacrament. Parents are required to attend seminars to facilitate their taking on a more active role in preparing their child for God’s gift of forgiveness. 

Students are further prepared during religion classes offered by STM School and the STM Parish School of Religion for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation. Sacramental preparation takes place in the parish in which the family is registered. 

First Reconciliation preparation begins in September, including a parent/guardian workshop, retreat for the candidates and the sacrament in November.

EUCHARIST: THE SOURCE AND 
SUMMIT OF OUR FAITH LIFE

Second grade students who have been in Catholic School or parish school of religion classes for two years are eligible to receive the sacrament. Parents are required to attend seminars to facilitate their taking on a more active role in preparing their child for God’s gift of communion.

Students are further prepared during religion classes offered by STM School and the STM Parish School of Religion for the Sacrament of First Eucharist. Sacramental preparation takes place in the parish in which the family is registered. 

First Eucharist preparation begins in January, including a parent/guardian workshop, retreat for the candidates and the sacrament two weeks after Easter Sunday.

CONFIRMATION: STRENGTHENING Your Catholic Faith

High School Youth (Juniors and Seniors)

This is an important step in the lives of all Catholics through which candidates have the opportunity to personally appropriate the faith their parents and godparents received on their behalf at baptism. Preparation during 11th or 12th grade includes participation in the orientation session, an overnight retreat, and weekly formation sessions.
CONFIRMATION SPONSOR FORM
CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION

Adult Confirmation

This formation process is for practicing adult Catholics who are in need of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Baptized Catholics, ages 18 and older, who are practicing their faith but have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation will join BCC, Becoming Completely Catholic. For more information or to volunteer, contact Sr. Janelle Sevier, S.N.D.deN.

Marriage: A COMMITMENT 
TO EACH OTHER

The Church today has the responsibility of helping couples enter into a marriage that’s full of grace, happiness, and permanence. Married couples in the parish share their experience by meeting with the engaged and conducting the Pre-Marital Inventory in preparation for reception of the Sacrament of Matrimony.

Arrangements for a marriage must be made at least six months before the anticipated wedding date to allow sufficient time for marriage preparation. Weddings at St. Thomas More can be booked up to one and a half years in advance.

Contact the church office to begin marriage planning.

Marriage Guidelines

ANOINTING oF THE SICK: Prayer for Physical and Spiritual Strength

In case of serious illness, please contact the parish office to arrange for the Anointing of the Sick. Contact the parish office as soon as possible to begin preparation for the sacrament.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the Federal HIPAA Laws, local hospitals, rehabilitation centers and nursing homes are no longer giving the parish office patient information.

HOLY ORDERS: ANSWERING GOD'S CALL TO THE 
PRIESTHOOD

All members of the Church participate in the priesthood of all believers through Baptism. However, some men are called to serve Jesus and the Church today through the celebration of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Through their leadership in the Church, they help continue Jesus’ presence on Earth in the tradition of the apostles.

There are three levels of participation in the Sacrament of Holy Orders: as bishop, as priest (from presbyter, which is Greek for “elder”), and as a deacon.

Those considering a call to the priesthood, permanent diaconate or religious life may wish to visit with the Fr. Michael, or contact Fr. Joshua Johnson, Diocesan Vocation Director.

vocations office

To Guide. To Inspire. To Serve.