In the course of Christian formation, those baptized at an early age are expected — when they are ready and have been appropriately prepared — to make a mature public affirmation of faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism, and to receive laying on of hands by the bishop. Confirmation is an intentional choice to deepen relationship with God through mature membership and increased participation in the church community. For youth being confirmed, confirmation often marks the point at which one moves into spiritual adulthood, usually in late middle school or in high school. The Diocese of California recommends confirmation at age 14 and older, and considers age 12 to be the minimum age for youth confirmation.

Procedures for Requesting Confirmation

Confirmation is available when the bishop makes parochial visits and at Beloved Community Confirmation, EcoConfirmation and General Confirmation.

For parochial confirmation, Beloved Community, EcoConfirmation, and General Confirmation please contact Caren Miles, Associate for Faith Formation,, 415.869.7815

Beloved Community Confirmation

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 2 p.m., St. Augustine's, Oakland

This East Bay confirmation is open to all parishes in the Diocese. The Registration deadline is Monday, October 22.

Registration forms are filled out by the Parishes, not by individuals. Forms are found here

Please arrive in the Parish Hall by 1:00 p.m. to meet with Bishop Marc and recieve your instructions for the service. 
The service begins at 2:00 p.m.
There will be a light reception afterwards. 


General Confirmation at Grace Cathedral

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10 a.m., Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
Participation in General Confirmation requires advanced registration found here
Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 6 

Forms are to be filled out by parishes, not individuals

Please arrive in Gresham Hall (downstairs at Grace Cathedral) by 9:00 a.m. to meet with Bishop Marc and receive your instructions for the service.
The service begins at 10:00 a.m.
There will be a light reception following the service on the plaza.



An outdoor service, participants at EcoConfirmation will uphold their baptismal vow to “cherish the wondrous works of God, and protect the beauty and integrity of all creation.” Together, the community will recommit itself to the fifth mark of mission: “to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.”