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

Planned Confirmation Services Around the Diocese

During 2018, the dates and locations for our Diocesan observances of the four Baptismal Days are listed below, along with the estimated times at which the local process might begin. These are the liturgies at which candidates who have gone through the process of preparation may be confirmed, received, or may otherwise reaffirm their baptismal vows. The clergy person at your parish can tell you more about which date (or dates) your parish will be participating in and what preparation will look like for you on a local context, including your local preparation’s start date.

January 6, 2018 – The Feast of the Epiphany, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids (click here for map). Click here to register candidates.

2018 Dates
March 31, 2018               St. Paul’s Muskegon
May 19, 2018                  Emmanuel, Petoskey
November 2, 2018          St. David’s, Lansing