Bishop Marc will be administering the sacrament of Confirmation at St. Paul's on Nov. 2nd, 2019.
Confirmation classes will begin Sunday, August 11th , following the 10 am service. The topic will be "The Bible."
We will then meet again on the following dates (times TBD):
Sunday, September 8:God, Jesus, Joseph and Mary Saturday, September 14:Why Episcopal? Saturday, September 28:How did everything get made? Saturday, October 5:Worship: Yes or No? Saturday, October 12: Who's in charge at Church? Sunday, October 20:Do I want to be Confirmed?
Confirmation is the sacramental rite in which the candidates "express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop" (BCP, p. 860).
The Episcopal Church's theology of Confirmation has continued to evolve along with its understanding of baptism. Confirmation is no longer seen as the completion of Christian initiation, nor is Confirmation a prerequisite for receiving communion. Confirmation has been increasingly understood in terms of a mature, public reaffirmation of the Christian faith and the baptismal promises, and can include Reception from another denomination, and Reaffirmation of a new awakening or renewal of faith.