Confirmation is the completion of the Rite of Initiation. Although we are fully Christian through the Sacrament of Baptism, in the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized Christian makes a public affirmation of their faith and the bishop will lay hands upon the confirmand, to signify that God "confirms" their faith and the gift of salvation first bestowed, sometimes many years ago, in Baptism.
During the 2023/2024 program year, beginning in October, St. John's will run a pre-Confirmation course for those interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Classes will meet once a month at 4:45pm on Sunday, prior to the 5:30pm Holy Eucharist. On those Sundays when the class meets, the confirmands will help to lead and to serve at the service that follows the class time.
Pre-Confirmation classes will be co-led by the Rector and the Youth & Children's Minister. The Confirmation service will take place either in the early summer or early fall 2024, and will be hosted at one of the Episcopal parishes in the diocese for confirmands from St. John's and from other parishes. The exact time, date, and location are currently TBD.
Please email the Children & Youth Minister today to inquire about the Confirmation program at St. John's!