Join us for in-person worship every Sunday:
Rite I: 8:00 am in-person, Rite II with Music: 10:00 am in-person, Rite II online only: 1:00 pm

Confirmation or Reception

Confirmation is one of the sacraments of the Church whereby a baptized candidate makes a mature profession of faith in the presence of a Bishop.  In Confirmation, the candidate chooses to claim for themselves the baptismal promises made on their behalf by parents and/or godparents at an earlier date.  Confirmation is the commitment of one’s life to Jesus Christ.  The Bishop then “confirms” the gift of the Holy Spirit through the laying-on-of-hands as a means of strengthening the candidate on their life’s journey.

Reception is a ceremony celebrated by the bishop, in which someone who has been confirmed in another Catholic communion is received as a member of the Episcopal church.

For information on Confirmation or Reception, please contact The Rev. Alex Leach at 530-662-7152.