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.
Saturday, April 22 at St. Paul’s, Dayton
Saturday, May 6 at St. Anne’s, West Chester
Saturday, June 17 at Good Shepherd, Athens
Saturday, June 24 at All Saints, New Albany
We hope this Easter season that many throughout the diocese will take advantage of these opportunities 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 one of the Eastertide Area Confirmations. Registrations should be submitted two weeks prior to the date of the celebration so host congregations may plan appropriately.
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.