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Confirmation at Christ Church, Ridgewood, May 25, 2022

"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

2024 Confirmation Services

Clergy and wardens may now register Candidates for Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation in Spring 2024. Click on the desired service in the right sidebar to access the registration form for that service.

Registration for each service will close automatically once its maximum number of Candidates is reached, or on March 1, 2024, whichever comes first.

Date Time Location Max # Candidates
Saturday, April 27 10 AM St. David's, Kinnelon 25
Tuesday, April 30 7 PM Trinity, Allendale 25
Sunday, May 5 2 PM Messiah, Chester 25
Saturday, May 11 10 AM Calvary, Summit (MAX REACHED) 35 
Tuesday, May 14 7 PM St. Paul's, Englewood 25
Saturday, May 18 10 AM Trinity & St. Philip’s Cathedral, Newark (MAX REACHED) 35

To reduce the amount of risk for COVID-19 infection, these services are limited to a maximum number of candidates as indicated above. While candidates may bring any number of guests with them, 6-8 is a recommended maximum, not including their clergy or sponsors/presenters. Guests may or may not be able to be seated with their candidate, depending on the church and the total number present. All services will be live streamed on the diocesan YouTube channel ( and Facebook page (

Please contact Jane Jubilee,, with any questions about 2024 services.

Confirmation Retreats

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

This year, a separate more in-depth experience for adult candidates has been scheduled for Tuesday evening, March 19 at 7:00 at St. Elizabeth's Church in Ridgewood.  Dinner and conversation with Bishop Hughes in a quiet, small-group setting will enable all in attendance to build on their faith journey to confirmation, reception and/or reaffirmation.  The fee for registration is $20 to help offset the cost of dinner and supplies.  Please use this link to register:


The 2024 youth retreat will be an overnight experience scheduled to begin Friday evening, March 22, and conclude by mid afternoon Saturday, March 23 at Cross Roads Camp & Retreat Center.  The fee for the overnight retreat is $50.  Registration and Everything you need to know about the retreat can be accessed through this link:

Additional information about retreat registrations for both adults and youth will be emailed to all 2024 registrants for confirmation, reception and reaffirmation and their clergy.