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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 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 in the parish office to make arrangements for Baptisms.  Email: coralstmre@diodav.org    Phone:  319-337-4231

Upcoming Baptism Classes for 2024:

  • July 9
  • August 6
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November 5
  • December 10

Upcoming Baptism Weekends for 2024:

Saturday baptisms are during the 5:15 pm Mass and Sundays during the 8:30 am and 11:00 am Mass.

  • June 8th & 9th 
  • July 13th and 14th
  • August 10th and 11th
  • September 14th and 15th
  • October 12th and 13th
  • November 9th and 10th
  • December 14th and 15th
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 Shannon Duffy, Director of Religious Education in the Religious Education Office for further information.  Email:  coralstmdre@diodav.org  Phone:  319-337-2173

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.  Please contact Angie Goodwin, Director of Youth Ministry, for more information.  Email:  coralstmym@diodav.org    Phone: 319-337-2173.

 

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 Shannon Duffy at coralstmdre@diodav.org or 319-337-2173

 

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:  coralstmdre@diodav.org   Phone:  319-337-2173

 

Adult Sacramental Prep

St. Thomas More offers an 10-week course for adults who are already baptized in other Christian denominations.  If interested please contact Shannon Duffy at email:  coralstmdre@diodav.org  or 319-337-2173.  

 

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. Chuck Adam, Pastor, prior to selecting a wedding date.  Email:  adamc@diodav.org    Phone:  319-337-2173  

 

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.