Confirmation is the opportunity for teenagers and adults to sacramentally and publicly say “yes” to Jesus and His church as expressed through the Episcopal Church and St. Bartholomew’s. To be confirmed is to be strengthened for ministry by the Holy Spirit and laying on of apostolic (i.e. a Bishop's) hands. An individual must have been baptized, sufficiently instructed in the Christian faith, repentant of their sins and ready to affirm Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
Our Bishop offers confirmations, receptions (from the Roman Catholic and Lutheran church), and reaffirmations annually at his visitation in late spring/early summer.
Read our former rector, Fr. Sammy's essay on confirmation here.
Read the Episcopal glossary definition here.