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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

IMPORTANT NOTE - 2020 Confirmations

Only now, in mid-2021, are we able to reschedule these gatherings. Diocesan Confirmation services for Candidates registered in 2020 will take place in July and August 2021. The 2020 Candidates have been contacted directly about these services.

Since each Candidate is limited to four guests, including their clergy and sponsors, all others are invited to watch remotely as the service is live streamed to the diocesan YouTube channel, youtube.com/c/dionewark.

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

2021 Confirmation Services

For Candidates who have been preparing in late 2020 through 2021 for Confirmation, Reception, or Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows in 2021, the Bishop's Office is looking at options starting in Fall 2021 for these services.

Online Registration is not yet available.

Youth must be in 8th grade or higher to be eligible for Confirmation.

For questions about 2021 Confirmation Services, contact Jane Jubilee, jjubilee@dioceseofnewark.org.

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 to cover meals and supplies. When held online, there is no fee.

Online registration is not yet available.

  • Youth candidates (cost: $20)
  • Chaperones (no cost)
  • Adult Candidates (cost: $20)

For questions about Confirmation Retreat registration, contact Randy Johnson, rjohnson@dioceseofnewark.org.