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Confirmation

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

2023 Confirmation Services

The 2023 Confirmation services will be held on: 

  • Tuesday, April 18, 7 PM - Church of the Saviour, Denville
  • Saturday, April 22, 10 AM - St. Peter's, Essex Fells
  • Tuesday, April 25, 7 PM - Calvary, Summit
  • Saturday, May 6, 10 AM - St. Michael's, Wayne
  • Tuesday, May 9, 7 PM - St. Paul's, Chatham
  • Saturday, May 13, 10 AM - Trinity & St. Philip's Cathedral, Newark

To reduce the amount of risk for COVID-19 infection, these services are limited to a maximum of 25 candidates each. 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 (youtube.com/c/dionewark) and Facebook page (facebook.com/dionewark).

Please contact Jane Jubilee, jjubilee@dioceseofnewark.org, with any questions about 2023 services.

Registration

Registration is now open and can be accessed by clicking on the desired Confirmation Service on the right side of this page. Registration will be held strictly to 25 Candidates per service, including Candidates from the hosting church. Registration for each service will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 or when the limit is reached, whichever comes first.

Confirmation Retreat

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.

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

There will be a $20 fee for youth and adult candidates to cover meals and supplies.

Our next Confirmation Retreat is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Grace Church, Madison. Additional information about retreat registration will be emailed to all 2023 registrants for confirmation, reception and reaffirmation and their clergy.