Sacraments

As a Roman Catholic Church, St. Thomas More provides its parishioners with access to the sacraments.  Information about each sacramental opportunity is available below.

Baptisms

Congratulations on the upcoming (or recent) birth of your baby!

Baptisms take place on Sunday at 1:30 PM or during any weekend liturgy (Sat-4:30; Sun 8am, 10am, 12pm). Prior to baptism of their first child, parents are required to attend an interview with a parish staff member. Please call the rectory at 749-0414 to schedule an interview.

Click here to read what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches about Baptism.

Confirmation

The reception of Confirmation at St. Thomas More is in 8th grade.  Confirmation usually takes place in the Spring (May).  Preparation for the sacrament begins in September with a series of meeting and sessions for the candidate, parents and sponsor.

Adults who have not recieved the Sacrament of Confirmation may also recieve the sacrament at this time.  However, adults who have not recieved their First Holy Communion (and Confirmation) should contact the rectory for information on RCIA.

Confession Schedule

Confessions are heard on Saturdays at 3pm prior to the 4:30pm Vigil Mass.

To schedule a specific time for confession please contact the rectory.

Marriages

Marriages should be arranged 6 months prior to the wedding date with a parish priest. His individual conference, plus attendance at some pre-marriage program are required for proper preparation.

Click here to read what the Catechism of the Catholic  Church teaches about marriage.

Communion Calls

Homebound Communion Calls are available to anyone in your family who is sick or for some reason cannot attend Mass. Please contact the rectory office so that they can be visited and have the Eucharist brought to them on Sunday and/or First Fridays.

Click here to read what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches about the Eucharist.

Funerals

Funeral Arrangements must be made at the rectory before publication in the local newspaper.

St. Thomas More Parish provides members of our Bereavement Ministry to help family members when they have lost a loved one.

Click here to read what the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us about Christian Funerals.

First Communion

The Sacrament of First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation is normally received when a child is in the 2nd grade (roughly age 7 – the Age of Reason).  Preparation for this sacrament is done through a series of sessions and family preparation.  For more information on First Communion or First Reconciliation please contact the rectory.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process in which adults are received into the Church or complete the Sacraments of Initiation.  Preparation sessions begin in September and continue through May. For specific information, please contact the rectory office.