Life Events and Sacramental Rites

wbc9xilqb4k-tim-bish Life events—baptisms, confirmations, weddings, anniversaries, funerals and memorials—are celebrated sacramentally at Saint Thomas. They are hallmarks of the physical and spiritual journeys we take during our lifetimes.

With a new birth comes the promise of the future. In the Episcopal Church, people of all ages, including babies, can be baptized or received into the faith community as members of Jesus Christ’s adoptive family. As a body of believers, we look to Jesus Christ as our spiritual head of this the faith community. We are called to raise our children in the Christian faith and life, and to guide them to greater maturity.

Holy Baptism is a sacred rite of passage or “full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church…” The Book of Common Prayer includes special prayers and sacramental rites of the church that in turn informs our participation. To explore Holy Baptism and the Book of Common Prayer online, see BOCP.

Death signifies the passage of life from an earthly to a heavenly reality. We honor our deceased loved ones through funeral and memorial services, and by offering them a place of inurnment in our Columbarium.

For more information about celebrating life events (baptism, confirmation, wedding, anniversary, funeral or memorial) and for columbarium availability, please Contact Us.

If you have recently suffered the loss of a loved one and are in need of support and guidance, see Pastoral Care.

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