Confirmation is an opportunity to make an adult affirmation of faith, and through the laying on of hands by a bishop to embrace the presence of the Holy Spirit in one's life to guide, comfort, and empower us for the life of Christian service. People may be confirmed either as young adults or mature adults. The only requirements are that one has been baptized and that one desires to follow Christ in an intentional way.
We provide an opportunity at Christ Church for young adults to affirm their faith and deepen their connection to the Church as part of our Journey to Adulthood program. Confirmation typically happens somewhere around age 16-17, following the involvement of the young person in the first two segments of the program, including a spiritual pilgrimage with a group of their peers.
Adults may be confirmed at any age. Some may not have had the opportunity (or the inclination) in their youth. Others may be new to the Christian faith or the Episcopal Church. Please speak to one of our clergy if you would like to consider being confirmed.
People who were previously baptized and confirmed in the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, or Lutheran churches need not be confirmed again in order to be fully recognized in the Episcopal Church. They may instead be "Received" into the Episcopal Church as those who have already experienced the laying on of hands by a bishop in the apostolic succession.
To read more about preparation for Confirmation, please click here. For further information, please e-mail our Assistant Rector, the Rev. Kit Lonergan.