Baptism of Children ages 0-6: One parent must be a registered member of St. Thomas, an active Catholic and attend a preparation session. Preparation sessions are offered every two months.
For Baptism Preparation, please contact Lisa and Troy Weary - 515-292-0488. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparation session: The next session is Tuesday, May 10, 2017, 6:30 PM in Newman/Bethany Rooms
Celebration of Baptism: Communal Baptism on Sunday May 7, 2017 at the 10:30 AM Mass.
Children 7 years of age and older who want baptism enter into the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults adapted for children. Preparation sessions are offered for the children and their parents and godparents. When prepared the children celebrate Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. (see Becoming Catholic)
Through Baptism we become members of the Body of Christ. Baptized -- bathed in water in the name of the Trinity, anointed with the oil of Chrism, clothed in white and given the light of Christ the newly baptized is welcomed into the Christian Community and called to discipleship. The Christian community assists the parents and godparents in training the child in the practice of the faith as a child of God.