“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.
The Sacrament of Baptism is scheduled for registered St. Thomas More families after attending a required Pre-Baptism Class. Pre-Baptism classes are held monthly on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM at the church. Baptisms will be celebrated on the second weekend of each month during a weekend Liturgy. Please contact Mary Paulson in the parish office to make arrangements for Baptisms. Email:[email protected] Phone: 319-337-4231
Upcoming Baptism Classes:
- September 7th
- October 5th
- November 9th
- December 7th
Upcoming Baptism Weekends:
-baptisms are celebrated following the weekend masses at 5:15 PM on Saturdays & 8:30 and 11:00 AM on Sundays:
- September 11th & 12th
- October 9th & 10th
- November 13th & 14th
- December 11th & 12th
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 Mr. Shannon Duffy, Director of Religious Education in the Religious Education Office for further information. Email: [email protected] 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
Saturday from 4:30 to 5:00 PM or by appointment.
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. Please contact Michelle Montgomery, Director of Youth Ministry, for more information. Email: [email protected] Phone: 319-337-4231.
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, [email protected]
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 Mr. Shannon Duffy, Director of Religious Education for more information. Email: [email protected] Phone: 319-337-4231
Adult Sacramental Prep
St. Thomas More offers an 8-week course for adults who are already baptized in other Christian denominations. If interested please contact Shannon Duffy at 319-337-2173. Our next class begins March 26 at 7:00 PM.
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. Chuck Adam, Pastor, prior to selecting a wedding date. Email: [email protected] 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.