Baptism

INFANT BAPTISM: 

Contact should be made at any time during pregnancy or following the birth of your child.  The sacrament is normally celebrated at one of the Sunday (or Saturday Vigil) liturgies.  Parent Preparation classes are required with the Baptism of your first child and are scheduled periodically throughout the year.  Please complete and return the BAPTISMAL REGISTRATION FORM to the parish office to schedule a date for the celebration. Likewise, please contact the parish office for the date of the next scheduled class (most often the first Thursday of the month in the evening). For more information, please read the Baptism Information document. If an intended Godparent is not a member at St. Thomas the Apostle, please have them complete the Godparent Information document.

Please contact Nick Coffman in the parish office for information or to register for the upcoming Baptism Preparation Class.

CHILD BAPTISM:

Contact should be made as soon as Baptism is desired.  The process of preparation is dependent on the age and background knowledge of your child.  Normally, if your child is younger than age six, preparation is similar to that of infant Baptism and the sacrament is celebrated at one of the weekend liturgies.  For children over the age of six, they will receive instruction and preparation for the sacrament.

Please contact Joyce Hollowell if the child to be baptized is over the age of 6 years old.

ADULT BAPTISM:  Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Classes begin in the fall, however, contact should be made whenever one is led by the Spirit to become a member of the Catholic community.  Preparation may take several months to years but varies depending on each individual’s experience, and the time of year when first initial contact is made.  The Sacraments of Initiation will be celebrated at the Easter Vigil Mass. Visit the R.C.I.A. page to learn more.

Please contact Nick Coffman in the parish office for more information.