St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church: Sacramental Information
Infant Baptisms are held the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month after the 10:30am Mass. Please contact the parish office for more information on scheduling a date for your Baptismal ceremony, or the details and structure of Baptismal Preparation within the Catholic church.
Children over seven (7) years of age and wishing to become Baptized should refer to the RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) section of the website for more information. Those wishing more information or to enroll in our RCIC program should contact the Office of Religious Education.
Jen Horoky, Director of Religious Education
Adults wishing to become Baptized should refer to the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) section of the website for more information. Those wishing more information or to enroll in our RCIA program should contact the Director of RCIA.
Theresa Hock, Director of RCIA
We welcome you into our Sacramental Preparation program as you journey through this life-changing Sacrament.
Please contact the parish office at least six months prior to the anticipated wedding date. Participation in the marriage preparation program and regular participation in the Church liturgies each week is essential & required. Registered members of a parish are able to be married in the Church. Weddings at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish are usually held on Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Thank you for choosing St. Thomas the Apostle Parish to share in the preparation and joy of this extraordinary life decision. May God bless both of you as you walk this journey together.
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
Traditionally referred to as Extreme Unction or Last Rites, the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick was previously most commonly administered to the dying, for the remission of sins and the provision of spiritual strength and health. In modern times, however, its use has been expanded to all who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation, and the Church stresses a secondary effect of the Sacrament: to help a person recover his health. In an emergency, call the parish at any time. Please contact the parish office if you or a loved one are hospitalized, or are confided to home or a nursing facility, to receive the Eucharist and/or Anointing.
A funeral liturgy is a time to remember a loved one who has died, a time to grieve, and a time to support and encourage one another. Most importantly, it is a time to pray for the loved one who has died. We are a people of hope who know Christ’s promise of an eternal life to come. We pray that our loved one will come to share in the beauty of that life.
Please call the parish office if your loved one has died or if you would like to make plans in advance. The parish works closely with local funeral homes to organize funeral liturgies.
The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ's priesthood, which He bestowed upon His Apostles; thus, the Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to the Sacrament of Holy Orders as "the Sacrament of Apostolic Ministry." Father Logan welcomes any men who may have an interest in pursuing the Sacrament of Holy Orders in its various forms to contact him for an honest and private conversation about this life's journey.
Rev. Logan Parrish