In the sacrament of Confirmation, a renewed and mature commitment is made to follow Jesus Christ. The Bishop lays his hands upon the Confirmand and prays: “Strengthen, O Lord, your servant Name with your Holy Spirit; empower him/her for your service; and sustain him/her all the days of him/her life.” 1979 Book of Common Prayer, page 309.
To prepare for this big event, the students engage in a nine-month course of study, reflection, worship, service, field trips, and fellowship as part of the community of St. Peter’s Church.
The Confirmation curriculum and events are designed to engage teens in the questions and concerns of faith within the context of Episcopal teaching and tradition, emboldening them to develop their own answers. Confirmands travel on this spiritual journey with the guidance of teachers, mentors, and parents, and with the support of the entire parish.
Confirmation Class begins in early September. The class meets every other Sunday at 9:15 a.m. to prepare for Confirmation during the Bishop’s visitation in May.
Confirmation instruction for adults is also available; please contact a member of the clergy for information. Teens in high school interested in being confirmed are invited to speak with a member of the clergy to determine which course of instruction would be most beneficial to them.