After the Message you will find helpful links to videos and resources for Confirmation!
The Bishop’s Message regarding The Sacrament of Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation can only be approached by travelling through a diversity of current understandings, and the complexities and realities of the lives of the people to whom we are offering the Sacrament.
The traditions, cultural interpretation, practice and theological teachings have changed in practically every generation. In our times Clergy and laity who have accepted the ministry of preparing confirmands are experiencing difficulties and challenges that simply did not exist a generation ago.
Schedules around sports, school and creative programs have taken priority over the expectations of Confirmation preparation, Worship, and Commitment to Christ and by extension, the Church as a local and institutional part of the community.
We as a Church are bound by love offer the Sacrament of Confirmation.
It is an invitation for young people, and older ones if they so desire, to affirm the promises made at their baptism as their very own. The Sacrament of Confirmation requires a number of specific things to make that possible.
1. Invitation From the Church. We announce our program, the date of Confirmation and extend an invitation.
2.Acceptance People express their desire to be Confirmed, and ask for further information.
3. Commitment. The essence of Confirmation, lies in the Confirmand making a commitment. Confirmation is about accepting the promises made for you at Baptism.
Today, many people who come for Confirmation have not been regular worshippers, or connected with the living out of the Baptismal Covenant (promises and relationship with God and the Church).We understand that, and desire to work with families,children and schedules to do the best we can.
It is important for connections to be made between families, Church, Worship and Community. This is the foundation of Confirmation, and must be seen as essential for preparation.
We expect our Churches, teachers,Clergy and Parishes to be accommodating and flexible, but it is equally important for families, parents and our young people to understand and commit to classes, worship, and growing in understanding of the Christian life.
Confirmation is a once in a lifetime event.
As Bishop, I strongly encourage parents to talk with their child well in advance of Confirmation, and ensure that you build in time during that formative period to ensure that they can receive the fullness of the Confirmation program.
All links to our videos and Confirmation are available here.
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Video One Meet The Bishop
Video Two What is a Bishop?
Video Four Relationship
Video Five Your Relationship With God
Video Six Learning About Prayer
Video Seven The Lord’s Prayer
Video Eight The Bible Part One
Video Nine The Bible Part Two
Video Ten Introduction to the Holy Trinity
Video Eleven The Incarnation
Video Twelve The Atonement
Video Thirteen Introduction to the Sacraments
Video Fourteen 1.The Sacrament of Baptism
Video Fifteen 2.The Sacrament of Confirmation
Video Sixteen 3. The Sacrament of Holy Communion.(The Eucharist)
Video Seventeen 4. The Sacrament of Marriage
Video Eighteen. 5. The Sacrament of Penance
Video Nineteen 6. The Sacrament of Holy Unction
Video Twenty 7.The Sacrament of Holy Orders
Video Twenty One The Ten Commandments
Video Twenty Two The Apostles Creed
Video Twenty Three Worship
Video Twenty Four Rule of Life
Video Twenty Five Vocation