Sacrament of Baptism for Infants

The celebration of baptism begins the initiation and faith journey of your child and is a joyful experience for our community of faith as it brings new life into our parish. Having your child baptized also marks the beginning of new responsibilities and commitment on the part of you, the parents, and the St. Thomas More Catholic Community. Through this sacrament, our goal is to journey with you and your family in support of your family’s spiritual needs. It is our honor and pleasure to accompany you as you begin to pass on the faith to your child. We take these responsibilities and commitments very seriously and are excited to partner with you in the faith formation of your child.

For infants and children under the age of 7, baptisms are celebrated either during the weekend Mass you and your family attend or on Sundays at 1:30 pm in the Church. 

Our Baptism Preparation session, which is required, is offered on the first Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise announced) in the Church at 6:30 pm. This session can be attended at any time (even before the baby is born). It is important for both the parents and the godparents to attend this session. If the godparents belong to another Catholic community, they can attend a baptism preparation session at their parish and provide a letter or certificate of completion.

 

Please note that our December 2022 class is canceled. If you already signed up, you will be contacted and given another option. If you have any questions, please contact Stacey at 702-361-3022 (press 0) or [email protected] Otherwise, please fill out the registration form for one of our 2023 classes. There is additional baptism information below this registration form, so please continue to read below. 

 

Baptism Preparation Class

This registration gives us an idea of how many people to expect in each class. There will be a sign-in sheet the night of that each person will need to fill out. If you have any questions or want to cancel your registration, please contact Stacey Swiercinsky at [email protected] or at 702-361-3022.


 
 

 

Your child’s baptism can be scheduled after the following requirements are completed: 

  • The parents are required to attend the Baptism Preparation session; 
  • Submit a “Request For Baptism” Form (attached below); 
  • Godparents are required to attend a Baptism Preparation session. Godparent forms (attached below) are signed by the Godparents; 
  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate; 
  • The suggested donation of $75.00 per child is submitted with all the necessary documentation. 

Everything must be submitted in person at the Baptismal Preparation session or to the Parish Office. Please do not send documentation electronically. 

Once you attend the Baptismal Preparation session and submit all documentation, we will schedule your child’s baptism. The required forms below are fillable and you can type your responses directly on the document and print them when complete. 

Baptism Requirements Form

Request for Baptism Form

Godparent Form
 

Please do not make any arrangements such as travel, catering, etc. until the Baptism preparation process is completed and you have received confirmation on the date and time for the Baptism. 

For more information, please email Stacey at [email protected]

 


 

If your child has already reached the age of 7, special sacrament preparation is required. If this is the case, please contact Jenifer Jefferies at 725-204-9912 or at [email protected]

Adults wishing to be baptized into the Catholic Church enter a program known as R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). Please contact Deacon Bill at 702-606-7548 for more information. 

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