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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

2021 Confirmation Services

For Candidates who have been preparing in 2020 through 2021 for Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows, three Confirmation services are scheduled for the Fall of 2021. 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 4 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)

The Fall 2021 Confirmation services will be held on: 

  • Tuesday, October 26 7 PM - Trinity and St. Philip's Cathedral, Newark
  • Saturday, November 6 10 AM - Calvary Church, Summit
  • Tuesday, November 9 7 PM - St. James, Upper Montclair (Registration has reached maximum capacity)
  • Tuesday, November 30 7 PM - Grace, Madison (Registration has reached maximum capacity)

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

Please click here to register for Confirmation services by 5PM on Monday, September 20, 2021.

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 Saturday, October 16th. Additional information about retreat registration and whether it will be online or in-person will be available after September 20th.