“Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop.”
– The Book of Common Prayer
In 2013/2014, the Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd hosted a Confirmation Class for young people in grades 8-12 who wished to participate. The class met ten times over ten months (nine classes and one visit to the Community Center of Northern Westchester). Classes took place on the last Saturday or last Sunday of each month. Saturday classes included preparing dinner, worshipping at the 5pm Eucharist, and discussion over the dinner prepared. Sunday classes met after the 10am Eucharist. The classes were led by the Rector and one other adult. Themes for the classes included Using your Gifts, Outreach, Bible Basics, Being an Episcopalian, Christian Ethics, Pain/Death, and Why am I a Christian. The course of study culminated with the celebration of confirmation with the Bishop.
Older children (8th grade and older) are invited to be a part of our Confirmation class which meets every other year. For information, please contact the parish office.