In the early centuries of the Church, congregations would gather together at Easter for the rite of initiation administered by the bishop. There was something – there is something – about sharing those significant and transformative moments with the rest of the Church.
As such, we offer opportunities in multiple locations around the diocese to celebrate together the rites of Holy Baptism and Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation. The renewal of our commitment as followers of Jesus is no small thing. “Renew in these your servants the covenant you made with them at their Baptism,” the bishop prays. “Send them forth in the power of the Spirit to perfrom the service you set before them….Let your Holy Spirit be with them; and so lead them in the knowledge and obedience of your Word, that they may serve you in this life, and dwell with you in the life to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
In 2020, there will be four diocesan-wide confirmation services.
- Sunday, April 26, 2020 at St. Patrick’s, Dublin, 9:30 a.m.
- Sunday, May 17, 2020 at St. Timothy’s, Cincinnati, 9 a.m.
- Sunday, June 7, 2020 at St. Andrew’s, Pickerington, 10 a.m.
- Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Church of the Ascension, Middletown, 10 a.m.
We hope this Easter season that many throughout the diocese will take advantage of this opportunity to be blessed by one another’s presence and support that extend beyond our own local communities of faith.
Please use the online registration form if you plan to present people from your congregation or community of faith for Baptism, Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation at the diocesan-wide Confirmation. Registrations should be submitted two weeks prior to the date of the celebration.
For questions or for more information, contact Ann Sabo, Executive Assistant to Bishop Breidenthal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.582.1712 ext. 103.