Confirmation is the rite in which a Christian makes a statement of faith and responsibility in the church and is affirmed by the Bishop with the laying on of hands. Reception is a rite for those who have made adult professions of faith in other Christian traditions and are received by the Bishop into the Episcopal Church. Reaffirmation of baptismal vows is offered to persons who have already been confirmed, received, or baptized as adults in the Episcopal Church, but who would like to make a public statement of recommitment and receive the Bishop’s blessing. Candidates for Confirmation should be in the 10th grade and 16 years or older. The Rite of Confirmation is held when the Bishop is scheduled to visit the Parish. For information on Confirmation, please contact the Rector 860-628-8486.