Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation are concurrent rites where a mature commitment to Christ is welcomed by the Church through the laying on of hands by a bishop. Confirmation is for those wishing to affirm the commitments made for them at their baptism. Reception is for those previously confirmed in another Church who now find their ministry in the Episcopal Church. Reaffirmation is for those who desire to recommit themselves to the vows made at their baptism. All three require a period of guided preparation and self-examination, which St. Paul's offers in anticipation of a bishop's visit. Right now, the Bishop is on a two-year cycle of visiting parishes for Confirmations and Receptions. We will begin preparation classes in the Fall of 2023. If you would like to learn more about Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation, please reach out to our Associate Rector.