Confirmation is the sacramental rite in which we reaffirm our baptismal vows and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayers and the laying on of hands by the Bishop. Confirmation is also a way officially to become an Episcopalian.
“Renew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at their Baptism. Send them forth in the power of that Spirit to perform the service you set before them…”
– From the Bishop’s prayer in the Confirmation Service, Book of Common Prayer pg 418
The Confirmation Program at St. James’ prepares those who choose to re-affirm their Christian faith for being confirmed by a Bishop. The Rite of Confirmation is described in the Book of Common Prayer as “the mature reaffirmation of baptismal vows.” Confirmation is an opportunity to explore your identity as a Christian, and to expand your involvement in our parish and the wider church.
Confirmands make a commitment to each of the following areas (September through May):