How do I get my child baptized at St. Thomas More?
Those who desire baptism for their child must be registered and active parishioners for at least 3 months. If this cannot be established we will ask for a 3 month waiting period until activity can be determined.
Call the Parish Office to obtain baptism registration forms. When the required forms are completed, call the Parish Office to arrange an interview with the Baptism Coordinator. Completed forms should be given to the Coordinator at the time of the interview. At the time of the interview, the forms will be checked, and baptism classes and baptism date will be scheduled.
What are the requirements to become a Godparent?
It is customary to have two Godparents, however only one is required for baptism. A Godparent may be either male or female. If two Godparents are chosen, one must be male and one female. A Godparent must be a fully initiated Roman Catholic (baptized, confirmed, and receiving the Eucharist), and at least sixteen years of age.
Can a non-Catholic be a Godparent?
A baptized non-Catholic may be chosen as a Christian witness provided there is at least one Catholic Godparent.
The Godparent(s) I have chosen live out of town and cannot be here for the baptism. How do we handle this?
Two other people can stand in as proxy but the actual Godparents you have chosen will be recorded in the sacrament record book.
Is there a fee for Baptism?
St. Thomas More does not charge for Baptisms. A suggested donation of $20 helps offset the cost of the Baptism of your child.