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Confirmation

Confirmation July 22, 2021

"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 and public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop." – Book of Common Prayer, p. 412

2022 Confirmation Services

The 2022 Confirmation services will be held on: 

  • Saturday, April 30, 10 AM - St. Michael's, Wayne
  • Sunday, May 1, 3 PM - Church of the Saviour, Denville -  capacity reached
  • Tuesday, May 10, 7 PM - Christ Church, Short Hills -  capacity reached
  • Saturday, May 14, 10 AM - All Saints', Hoboken
  • Sunday, May 22, 3 PM - Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral, Newark - capacity reached
  • Wednesday, May 25, 7 PM - Christ Church, Ridgewood  - capacity reached

To reduce the amount of risk for COVID-19 infection, these services are limited to a maximum of 25 candidates each and each Candidate is limited to a maximum of 6 guests, not including their clergy or sponsors/presenters. All others are invited to watch the live streams of the services from home. The live streams can be accessed on the diocesan YouTube channel (youtube.com/c/dionewark) and Facebook page (facebook.com/dionewark).

Please contact Jane Jubilee, jjubilee@dioceseofnewark.org, with any questions about this year’s services.

Registration

Clergy & Wardens: Please click here to register Candidates for Confirmation services by 5 PM on Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Confirmation Retreats

All youth candidates are strongly urged to attend our Confirmation Retreats. The event usually includes group-building games and activities, worship and an opportunity to meet in small groups with Bishop Hughes.

Adult candidates are strongly urged to meet with the Bishop at the Confirmation Retreat.

When in person, there is a $20 fee for youth and adult candidates to cover meals and supplies. When held online, there is no fee.

Our next Confirmation Retreat is scheduled for April 2 at The Church of St. James, Upper Montclair. Additional information about retreat registration will be emailed to all 2022 registrants for confirmation, reception and reaffirmation and their clergy.