INFANT BAPTISM

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby! Now you have the joy of baptizing your child. We are thrilled to welcome your child into the Catholic Church through the Sacrament of Baptism.

Baptism Requirements at St. Thomas More
  • Print and complete all information in the Baptism Packet located on the right hand side of this page under Forms & Documents.
  • Both parents need to attend a Baptism Preparation Class.
  • Godparents need to attend a Baptism Preparation Class.
  • Parish registration is required for all families wanting to baptize a child(ren) at St. Thomas More.  Registration may be completed online.

The baptism packet will need to be completed in full and received in the parish office before a baptism ceremony date will be officially scheduled.  This includes submitting godparent forms that are signed and sealed by their pastor, and certificates of completion for attending a baptism preparation class.

Completed baptism packets/documents can be dropped off in the main parish office or mailed to:

St. Thomas More Catholic Parish
Attn: Jo Holt
8035 South Quebec Street
Centennial CO  80112

After reviewing the packet/documents you will be contacted to schedule the baptism ceremony date.

Family, friends and guests are welcomed and encouraged to attend Baptisms. They are scheduled following the 12:30pm Mass most Sundays, and during select weekend Masses. If your family is interested in a Baptism within a Mass, please contact Jo Holt for consideration.

The Baptismal Candle, a white baptismal bib garment, and a Certificate of Baptism will be presented to each family at the ceremony.

Baptism Preparation Class Information

A baptism preparation class needs to be attended by both parents and godparents, unless they have already attended a class within the past three years or you have baptized three or more children in the Catholic faith.

Childcare is not provided, but children are welcome to attend with parents. Please plan to have activities/snacks/etc. for the child(ren) so they are not a distraction to the instructor or other class participants.

Registration is requested to appropriately plan for materials. Please call 303.221.9222 or email joanneh@stthomasmore.org with your reservation. All participants should arrive about five minutes early.

Baptism classes will meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30pm in the Cry Room.

The next Baptism class will be Wednesday, December 19 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Cry Room.

Beginning in January, Baptism preparation classes will only be held the second Wednesday of each month in Peregrine Hall 1, on the lower level, beneath The Padre.

At the conclusion of the preparation class, a certificate of completion will be issued to each person. Class certificates are valid for three years.

Godparent Information

Godparents must be active and practicing Catholics, in good standing with the Church and meet ALL requirements on the Godmother/Godfather forms.

For information on choosing godparents please read the document “Guidelines for Selecting a Godparent” provided under the Forms & Documents tab on the right.

Permission to Baptize Child in Another Parish

A letter with permission to baptize a child at another parish will be prepared and signed by Monsignor Fryar upon receiving the required information.  Families must be registered members of St. Thomas More for a letter of permission to be issued.

Please email the following information to Jo Holt at joanneh@stthomasmore.org:

  • Name and address for parish of baptism
  • Celebrant (if known)
  • Date (if known)
  • Child’s name to be baptized
  • Parent’s names
  • Parish Member Number (if known)
  • Please state if you will pick up the letter in the parish office OR if you will have us mail the letter directly to the parish of baptism.

For more information regarding infant baptism and the requirements, please contact Jo Holt at 303.221.9222 or joanneh@stthomasmore.org

Every child who is baptized is a miracle of the faith and a feast for the family of God.

Pope Francis

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