Ministries

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BAPTISM

This program is designed to assist parents in their preparation for the baptism of their children up to the age of 7.
Parents and godparents are encouraged to understand how important it is for them to share their faith life with their children as this will be the basis for their children’s faith journey.

  • We offer a 1-session course usually the first Saturday of the month for both parents to attend.

FIRST EUCHARIST

The preparation program for First Eucharist is conducted through St. Thomas More Parish , not through the Catholic schools.
Children who have reached the age of seven are invited to prepare to receive their First Holy Communion.

  • If your child has not been baptized in the Catholic Church, please notify the program coordinator.
  •  If your child is in Grade 4 or above, First Reconciliation is needed prior to receiving First Eucharist
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CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD

This program is designed to assist parents in their preparation for the baptism of their children up to the age of 7.
Parents and godparents are encouraged to understand how important it is for them to share their faith life with their children as this will be the basis for their children’s faith journey.

  • We offer a 1-session course usually the first Saturday of the month for both parents to attend.
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FIRST RECONCILIATION

The preparation for First Reconciliation is conducted through the parish, not through the Catholic schools.

Children who are in Grade 2 and up are invited to participate in the First Reconciliation preparation program.

  • Catholic Baptism is a prerequisite. If your child has not been baptized in the Catholic Church, please contact the parish office.
  • Watch the bulletin for further details pertaining to registration and parent-child meeting at the church.

      CONFIRMATION

      This sacrament of initiation prepares candidates to become full members of the church. The process is designed to assist the candidates as they take their places as mature Christians to face the challenges in the world and Church. The journey in faith by the candidates is made through input, support, encouragement, example and commitment on the part the parents, sponsors and the faith community of St. Thomas More. 

      Information on Sponsors
      Information On Service Project
      Information On Saint Name Project
      Information On Registration
      Information On Letter For The Bishop

       

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      RCIC - INITIATION WITH CHILDREN

      Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) is a process is designed for children between the ages of 7 and 12 who are looking for the Sacraments of Initiation i.e. Baptism (or profession of faith), First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation.

      • The program runs from September to June.
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      RCIA - INITIATION WITH ADULTS

      Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a journey of faith, researching and inquiring the Catholic faith.
      This is an ongoing process for those already baptized in other religious denominations and also for those not yet baptized or for adults who have been baptized Catholic but have not received their First Communion, First Reconciliation and/or Confirmation.

      • This process needs volunteers to be sponsors, prayer partners, and catechists.
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            Welcomes back inactive or alienated Catholics through a process of discussion and prayer.