Baptism and Confirmation
The ancient rites of baptism and confirmation carry deep meaning, and we celebrate them as a church community.
In baptism, we are lovingly welcomed into God’s family, the church. Baptism gives us a new identity and a new calling. This rite of initiation shapes the way we live and serve in the world.
We celebrate baptism several times throughout the year. Both children and adults are baptized at St Thomas. If you would like to be baptized, or if you are parents who would like to have your children baptized, you will be invited to attend baptismal preparation classes where you can explore the meaning of baptism with the priests of St. Thomas. If you would like more information about baptism or would like to register for an upcoming baptismal preparation class, please contact The Rev. Sarah Butler Ginolfi.
Confirmation is a sacramental rite of passage that strengthens and deepens the life of the baptized. If baptism is the beginning of the Christian life in community, confirmation is a process of growing more deeply in faith and more closely into the community we call the Church. Confirmation is a regular part of the Youth Ministry of St. Thomas, and all high school youth are invited to discern whether confirmation is right for them. Confirmation is also available to adults who participate in a different process of learning and discerning with the priests at St Thomas. If you are interested in confirmation for youth, contact Ashley Boaeuf, Associate for Youth. For adult confirmation, contact The Rev. Lex Breckinridge.