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). And so confirmation is considered a sacrament of maturity.
From the Episcopal Church website: “Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation are rooted in the baptismal covenant.… those who have already made a mature Christian commitment in another denomination are recognized as members of the one holy catholic and apostolic church, and received into the fellowship of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. …[those] who have experienced a renewal of faith or desire to renew their Christian commitment may also reaffirm their baptismal vows.”
Preparing for confirmation at St. Matthew’s
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church holds a strong commitment to preparation of candidates for confirmation. Preparation lasts for several months — this year from January through May. Bishop Terry White will offer the sacrament of Confirmation at St. Matthew’s in late spring.
If you are interested in being confirmed this year, please click the link below for the appropriate informational materials and registration form.
Request Reception or Reaffirmation
If you would like to be received into the Episcopal Church, or would like to reaffirm your baptismal vows, please complete this form.