Confirmation Retreats

The catechism in the Book of Common Prayer describes Confirmation as 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. This sacramental rite is not something that should be undertaken lightly but only after prayer, reflection, and preparation. Our hope is that this retreat will complement and enhance the preparation done at the parish level by providing time and space away from the pressures of everyday life for intentional prayer, reflection, and conversation about what we believe and what it means to live out those beliefs in the world with others undergoing the same preparation around the diocese.

The bishop does not have a minimum age requirement for a confirmation candidate. The bishop’s policy is that she trusts those preparing someone for confirmation to know whether or not the person is ready, regardless of their age.

The Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry will be hosting two, day-long confirmation retreats this year for those preparing to receive this sacramental rite and affirm their baptismal covenant.

Saturday, April 13, 2024-St. James Episcopal Church in Springfield 

Saturday, October 5, 2024-St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City 

Both retreats will begin at  9 am and conclude at 6:30 pm. 

Please Contact Fr. David with any questions!