Welcome to Saint Thomas More!
New to Paducah?
We are so glad you are here! Please use the form below to register your family with our parish. Only one form is needed for each household. Once we receive your form, you will be contacted by our welcome committee!
Printable Forms: If you prefer a printable version of the registration form, please click here for a printable registration form. Once you complete the form, please return it to our parish office at 5645 Blandville Road Paducah, KY 42001, or email it to Jill Langston at [email protected].
Difficulties: If you experience any difficulties with registration, please call Jill at 270-534-9000 for assistance.
Interested in Being a Catholic
If you are curious about the Catholic faith or ever thought about becoming a Catholic, our formation program for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is just for you! Adults from all faith traditions or from no religious background at all are welcome to participate in the RCIA formation program. Sessions are ongoing.
For the unbaptized, the RCIA has four stages:
- Inquiry: During this stage candidates for baptism are invited to ask questions about the Church, share their own faith experiences, and decide whether they would like to continue or not.
- Catechumenate: Candidates are introduced to the liturgy, faith-life, and Tradition of the Catholic Church.
- Enlightenment and Purification: This stage takes place during the Lenten season with intense prayer and study on the part of the individual as well as the parish community. It climaxes at the Easter Vigil with the Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist.
- Post-Baptismal Catechesis (Mystagogia): This stage continues from Easter to Pentecost and focuses on the mysteries of Christ’s death and resurrection, and helps the newly baptized to develop a deeper understanding of their faith.
For those baptized in another Christian church, the process will vary depending upon the depth of one’s religious and spiritual readiness.
For those baptized in the Catholic faith but did not complete the other Sacraments of Initiation, the process will prepare you to celebrate the sacraments of Penance, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
Please contact Steve Shoulta, Director of RCIA at [email protected] or 270-534-9000 for more information about RCIA.
I Used to be a Catholic
Are you contemplating a return to the Catholic faith and practice? Do you wonder if there's a place for you in today's Catholic Church?
The answer is yes! In baptism, you became a member of the Church. No matter your reasons for being away, God's love is, always has been, and always will be here for you.
There are many reasons that people separate from the Church. These reasons should not be discounted. We encourage you to look further into those reasons in the hope of identifying a way back. This process may require small steps or maybe you're ready to dive right back in! Our hope is to provide you with a place from which a return to your Catholic faith can take place, reconciliation, and healing can be found if needed, and your friendship with Jesus can continue to grow.
If you would like to discuss a return to the Catholic faith, email Steve Shoulta or call him at 270-534-9000.