Confirmation is when those baptized as infants or small children affirm their faith in Christ and take responsibility for living out the Christian life as adults. But it is also a time when we pray for a deeper infilling and awareness of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
In the Episcopal Church the laying on of hands by the Bishop is the sign or sacrament of our confirmation, our confirming our faith. And just as the Holy Spirit came upon the Apostles at Pentecost, so the Bishop through their Apostolic succession pray for the candidates to be strengthened and filled with the person of the Holy Spirit.
We come to this sacrament expecting God the Holy Spirit to pour new grace into those coming in faith.
The next confirmation will take place on September 10, 2017 when our Bishop will be with us. There will be a retreat as part of this course on July 28th & 29th. Confirmation Classes which start Sunday evenings on June 4th. The entire class schedule can be found below.
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2017 CONFIRMATION CLASS
FOR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH LAYING ON OF HANDS
Sunday Evenings 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Paul & Anne Frey's Home 139 Kentucky Street 78041 Phone / Text 956-285-2753
June 4, 2017 Pentecost
Intro to the Sacrament of Confirmation
Who is the Holy Spirit?
How do we know?
June 11, 2017 Trinity Sunday
What does the Holy Spirit do at Confirmation? Spiritual Gifts intro
Baptism Video Confirmation Video
June 18, 2017 Pent 2, Proper 6
How the Spirit helps us know the Father and the Son? Spiritual Gifts review.
Click here to Review Homework for this week. Watch videos below as well. Confirmation Video How do we know God is real?
June 25, 2017 Pent 3, Proper 7
Why the laying on of hands from the Bishop? Practicing prayers and gifts What does happen at confirmation?
July 2, 2017 Pent 4, Proper 8
July 9, 2017 Pent 5, Proper 9
July 16, 2017 Pent 6 Proper 10
Being filled with the Holy Spirit
Video 1 Video 2
Our prayer for one another
Spiritual Blessings & Spiritual Obstacles
July 23, 2017 Pent 7 Proper 11
Review of work so far
Prayer and gifts practice
July 30 Class ??
Saturday, July 29th - Bishop Jennifer Consecration ??
August 6, 2017 Transfiguration
Spiritual Warfare. Temptation, Sin, Reconciliation
August 13, 2017 10/14
Lay Ministry, Ordained Ministry,
Mission & Evangelism
August 20, 2017 11/15
August 27, 2017 12/16
September 3, 2017 13/17
Class at Church in the morning 9:45
September 10, 2017
CONFIRMATION AT 11 AM SERVICE
Sunday Evening - Party and Wrap up Session
Who can attend classes? Any baptized member of Christ Church 13 years or older who wishes to be confirmed by the Bishop.
Questions – Call the office 856-723-5714