Please note that Confirmation classes are suspended until further notice due to Coronavirus concerns.
Confirmation is the opportunity to make a mature public affirmation of one’s faith, commit to the responsibilities of one’s Baptism, and receive the laying-on of hands by the bishop.
Confirmation for Young Adults
This school year St. Mary's will offer a Confirmation class for 8th graders and high school students. Father Alan, Deacon Shiane, and several parishioners will teach various topics, including Sacraments in Action, The Bible 101, Christian Ethics/Responsibility, The Reality of Living, and Reaching Out.
Confirmation Class 2019 - 2020
We will begin the year with a special Confirmation Commitment Service on Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at the 5 PM Eucharist. As well as confirmands, all parents and sponsors should also plan to attend this service. Confirmands will then meet monthly on Sundays at 3:30 PM in preparation for Confirmation in spring /early summer of 2020 (exact date TBD).
Several outreach projects will also form an important part of our curriculum. For more information, please contact Deacon Shiane at 914-667-4096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our most recent confirmations took place in Spring 2018, with Bishop Mary Douglas Glasspool officiating, and in Fall 2016, with Bishop Shin officiating.
The Rt. Rev. Andrew Dietsche, Bishop of the Diocese of New York, visited St. Mary's on Sunday, June 1, 2014. During the 10 AM service he confirmed or received all eligible applicants. (See photos below)
What is Reception?
If you have already been confirmed in the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, or Lutheran tradition, the bishop will “receive” you into the Episcopal Church since we recognize the Confirmation rites of these other traditions.