Sacraments

“The sacraments of Christian initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist – lay the foundations of every Christian life.” 

Please contact the parish office at 319-337-2173 for direction or information on the Sacraments.

Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is scheduled for registered St. Thomas More families after attendance at the required Pre-Baptism Class.  Pre-Baptism class is held monthly.  Baptisms will be celebrated monthly during a weekend Liturgy.  Please contact the parish office to make arrangements for Baptisms.  Email: parishoffice@stthomasmoreic.com    Phone:  319-337-2173

 

1st Eucharist

Registered Parish Families of 2nd graders seeking to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist need to be enrolled in St. Thomas More Religious Education Classes or Regina Elementary Education Center.  Please contact Joan Garrity, Director of Religious Education in the Religious Education Office for further information.  Email:  redirector@stthomasmoreic.com  Phone:  319-337-4231

Guidelines for First Reconciliation and First Communion include:

  • Family is registered as St. Thomas More parishioners.
  • Child's baptismal certificate must be provided. If the child was baptized at St. Thomas More, we have their record. Otherwise, parents need to contact the parish where their child was baptized.
  • Child must be receiving religious education either through being a student at Regina Elementary or by attending St. Thomas More religious education classes, or Tri-Parish religious education classes

 

 

 Reconciliation Information Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdHl5CEsTas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy0xSo1JnWs 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib8pzvnnL20

 

Reconciliation

Saturday from 4:30 to 5:00 PM or by appointment.

 

Confirmation

High School students (grades 9-12) whose families are registered members of St. Thomas More are eligible to sign up for preparation classes for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Registration will be held in August with classes beginning each year in September.  Please contact Michelle Montgomery, Director of Youth Ministry, for more information.  Email:  icsttmoreym@diodav.org     Phone: 319-337-4231.

 

RCIA-Becoming Catholic

RCIA is a process of prayer and study for people who are seeking to learn more about Christianity and the Catholic Church: the unbaptized, those baptized in other Christian denominations, and unconfirmed Catholics. The process is also great for anyone who has been away from the Church for a time or who just wants to learn current Church teachings.

Sessions begin in late October and continue through April and are held on Sunday mornings between Masses (9:45-10:45 A.M.).

For further information about the RCIA process or if you are interested in joining the RCIA team, contact Nancy or John LePeau, 319-354-2304, lepeau@mchsi.com.

 

RCIA-Older Children Becoming Catholic

A process of prayer and study for older children (grades 4 and up) who may/may not be baptized and have not yet received First Eucharist or First Reconciliation.  Please contact Joan Garrity, Director of Religious Education for more information. Email:  redirector@stthomasmoreic.com   Phone:  319-337-4231

 

Weddings

Couples must be active, registered St. Thomas More parishioners for at least ninety days prior to the nine months that are needed for preparations for the Sacrament of Marriage.  Please contact Fr. Stephen Page, Pastor, prior to selecting a wedding date.  Email:  pages@diodav.org    Phone:  319-337-2173  ext. 104

 

Anointing of the Sick

Please call the Parish Office at 337-2173 whenever someone is ill or for Communion at home.  Home communion calls are scheduled for Fridays.