Confirmation provides a sacramental rite for for those who were baptized at an early age to make a mature, public affirmation of the responsibilities and commitments of Baptism in the presence of a bishop and to receive the laying on of hands. In the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, we have an opportunity for this once a year in Easter season when churches from thoughout District 3 come together for a regional confirmation ceremony. For youth, confirmation involves a two-year preparation process starting during the 8th grade year and culminating in the spring of the teen's 9th grade year. Adults seeking confirmation generally meet for a shorter series of formation in the months leading up to our general District 3 confirmation ceremony. At St. Paul's, we recognize the importance of confirmation and the mature commitment to Christ by all participants.
To explore whether Confirmation, Reception into the Episcopal Church or the Renewal of Baptismal Vows might be right for you at this time in your journey of faith, contact the Rector at firstname.lastname@example.org.