April 24, 2017

Confirmation

Confirmation

Confirmation is a service held in the presence of the Bishop and the members of the parish. Candidates for Confirmation are people who were most often baptized as babies or children. Their parents, and godparents or sponsors made professions of Christian faith on their behalf and promised to help them grow into adult Christians. Preparation for Confirmation usually involves classes in which the Christian faith is explored and taught and the candidate decides to affirm his or her own personal faith in Christ.

The service contains a reaffirmation of the promises made in baptism, and a prayer in which the Bishop lays hands on the candidate's head and prays for an increase of the Holy Spirit and an empowering for Christian service.

Persons wishing to discuss Confirmation should contact the clergy or the office administrator.