How do I get my child baptized at St. Thomas More?
Congratulations on your new arrival!
Please call the office at your earliest convenience. There is some paperwork to do and also a class to attend.
Who May be Baptized?
Families that are registered/active* parishioners or that live within the parish boundaries.
*See link for definition of active parishioner - Letter of Goodstanding
Parish boundaries are 51st to 91st Ave and Bell to Lake Pleasant Recreational Area.
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.