Monday, 3 February 2014

Confirmation Program 2014

Confirmation is the public affirmation of one’s baptismal commitment symbolized by the public profession of faith and commitment and the reception of the ancient symbol of the Laying on of Hands by the Bishop.  The Laying on of Hands signifies the giving of the Holy Spirit to equip the confirmand with God’s help to fulfill baptismal promises and life in the faith.  Confirmation is offered to those who are baptized and who are at least 12 years up through adulthood. St. Paul’s has engaged in a confirmation program that pairs each confirmand with a mentor who walks, prays and journeys with the student in their preparation and exploration of faith and commitment.  This has been a very successful and rewarding process for both the confirmands and mentors.  Confirmation is usually offered every two years and scheduled on a Holy day when the Bishop is present.

We will be holding a service of Confirmation on Palm Sunday April 13, 2014. 

Making Disciples – A confirmation journey will be offered for young people 12 – 16.
This program partners a young person with an adult mentor. Together they walk through a committed comprehensive and fun program that explores spirituality, faith, the bible and God.  Partners meet together individually, with all participants gathering every other week for whole group programs and social time.  These classes will begin mid February.  If you would like to be part of the confirmation class, please contact the Cathedral office at 250-372-3912.  

Deadline for registration (so we can order materials and train mentors): February 5, 2014.  If you would like to be involved in reaffirming your baptismal and confirmation vows, please speak to the Dean or contact the office.

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