With the start of the new school year, SMA turns its focus to a new school year of Christian Education for both children and adults. We call it “Formation” and have “Adult”, “Child” and “Youth Formation” programs. Part of this formation programming involves Confirmation lessons for both young and mature adults.
Confirmation is a mature public affirmation of faith and a commitment to the responsibilities of Baptism. According to our faith we believe that in the course of Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are “ready and prepared”, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and a commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism. This affirmation and commitment is made in front of the bishop; during which, they receive a laying on of hands. Many young adults participate in Confirmation, but adults of any age are also encouraged to participate.
So how does one get “ready and prepared”? We have study materials and also provide mentors to help. The next Confirmation, in front of our new Bishop, will be scheduled for early next year. If you are interested, please notify Fr. John.