In the Anglican Church, Confirmation is the way we reaffirm our faith.
Those who have been baptized as infants or young children reach an age – typically about 13 years, when they are capable of taking ownership of the Baptismal promises made on their behalf by their families and Godparents.
The special service of Confirmation is held once a year at a normal worship time on a Sunday morning – usually for all three churches in our Parish. This service is among the rites of the Anglican Church at which our Diocesan Bishop always presides.
During the service, those to be confirmed are asked to affirm their faith – as it is expressed in the Baptismal Covenant of the Anglican Church of Canada. This covenant, found in the Book of Alternative Services, expresses a commitment of belief in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, as well as a commitment to living the Christian life.
The Bishop lays hands upon the head of each candidate, offering for each a brief prayer for the Holy Spirit to support the individual in the commitment he or she is making. Then those just confirmed seal their commitments by sharing with the rest of the congregation the bread and wine of the Holy Communion.
If your son or daughter is ready for the commitment of Confirmation, or if you are an adult person interested in the administration of Confirmation for yourself, please contact either member of our clergy team via the parish office at email@example.com or via telephone to 613-592-4747.
When the number of candidates for the Sacrament warrant, Confirmation classes will be scheduled well in advance of Confirmation Sunday.
Confirmation Classes will be held in St John's Hall for teens 13 and up, Thursdays -- March 3rd, 2011 through April 21st, 2011 -- (except for March 17th; makup class to be held Tuesday, April 19th). If you are interested, please contact Daphne Snelgrove through the Parish Office.