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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.