Confirmation is an important rite of passage for those seeking full membership in the Episcopal Church, an important public declaration of faith on the part of those called to a life dedicated to God. As the Book of Common Prayer says:
In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop.
Those baptized as adults, unless baptized with laying on of hands by a bishop, are also expected to make a public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism in the presence of a bishop and to receive the laying on of hands.
Diocesan-wide Confirmation services are generally held twice each year, in the Fall and the Spring. Our next Confirmation service will be at Trinity Cathedral on May 13 at 10 a.m..
Clergy should contact Canon Valerie Balling by May 5 with the names of those you will be presenting for Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation of Faith. Contact Ann Notte to request Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation Certificates