What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is a special church service in which a person confirms the promises that were made when they were baptized. If you were baptized at a christening when you were a child, your parents and godparents made these promises on your behalf. As a young person or adult, you may be ready to affirm these promises for yourself and commit your life to following Jesus Christ. At a confirmation service, you make these promises for yourself. Your friends and family as well as the local Christian community will be there to promise to support and pray for you. The local bishop will lay their hands on your head and ask God’s Holy Spirit to give you the strength and commitment to live God’s way for the rest of your life.
What happens during a Confirmation Service?
Confirmation usually takes place in a special service at Holy Trinity although it may take place during a Sunday service. There will be music, readings, and sometimes those being confirmed talk about their faith. After the Bishop has laid hands on each person’s head there will be special prayers – then there will be often some celebratory refreshments to follow!
How can I tell if I should be confirmed?
If you feel strongly for yourself that confirmation is right for you at this point in your life, it’s likely that it is. Pray about this and ask others in the church to pray for you. Talk to a priest too, and even if you are unsure about being confirmed, you may wish to participate in the confirmation course to help you think about it.
Can I be confirmed if I do not attend Holy Trinity?
Confirmation is about being a part of the local and worldwide Christian family. If you would like to make this commitment, please contact us.
How does one go about scheduling confirmation?
Please contact the Parish Administrator for further information.