Confirmation

The Book of Common Prayer states,

In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop.

Those baptized as adults, unless baptized with laying on of hands by a bishop, are also expected to make a public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism in the presence of a bishop and to receive the laying on of hands.

Every winter and spring, St. Andrew’s prepares a new class of confirmands. The minimum age for confirmation in the Diocese of Western Michigan is 16. Anyone sixteen or older is welcome to participate in confirmation preparation to decide if they will go through the confirmation rite. Confirmation usually takes place in May of each year.

Click here for additional resources from the Diocese of Western Michigan’s website on Confirmation.

For the past few years, the Bishops of the Dioceses of Michigan and Eastern Michigan have joined with our bishop for the annual Confirmation service. Right to left: the Rt. Rev. Robert Gepert, the Rt. Rev Wendell Gibbs, the Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley

For the past few years, the Bishops of the Dioceses of Michigan and Eastern Michigan have joined with our bishop for the annual Confirmation service. Right to left: the Rt. Rev. Robert Gepert, the Rt. Rev Wendell Gibbs, the Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley