Confirmation and Reception
The Sacrament of Confirmation is the means by which an individual, after due preparation, makes a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and receives the laying on of hands by the Bishop.
This Sacrament is available to all baptized members of the Church, whether or not their baptism was in the Episcopal Church or another Christian denomination.Reception is the means by which a member of the Church, who has been confirmed in another Christian denomination in apostolic succession (Roman Catholic, Orthodox and some Lutheran denominations), makes a public affirmation of their faith, receives the laying on of hands by the Bishop and is received as a confirmed member of the Episcopal Church.Confirmation normally occurs once a year at the annual visitation of the Diocesan Bishop.
"Due preparation" includes participating in age-appropriate spiritual formation, usually on Sunday mornings, over the course of one or two years. A new youth confirmation group will begin preparation September 2013, to be confirmed in the spring of 2015.
Please contact Youth and Young Adults Minister, Tim Trussell-Smith, to enroll your young person in this program. 858-755-1616.
If you are an adult interested in being confirmed or received, please contact the parish office at 858-755-1616.