Friday, January 18, 2013

Catechism Classes

These classes are for newcomers and old-timers alike… for anyone who wants to explore the basics of the Faith.  It is essential preparation for those interested in reaffirming their baptismal vows, desiring the sacramental rite of Confirmation, or being received into this church and this particular communion of churches. The classes are scheduled for six Sunday afternoons, February 17 through March 24, from 4:00-5:30 pm.  Please let Father Rob know of your interest.
A note about Confirmation Being grafted into God’s one, holy, catholic (meaning universal) and apostolic Church is by Baptism.  As Anglicans we recognize all baptisms regardless of denominational label, and the sacramental rite of Confirmation serves as a mature reaffirmation of those baptismal vows in the context of this church family.  In the ancient traditions of God’s holy Church, this is done by the
laying on of hands by a bishop who is recognized as being in the succession of the Apostles (“Apostolic Succession”).  The bishop’s prayer over the confirmand is one of calling upon the Holy Spirit to empower that person to live out his or her baptismal vows and take his or her rightful place in the mission and ministry of this Church.       
Father Rob