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


Fall General Confirmation

November 2, 2019, 3 p.m.
St. Paul's, Oakland

Participation in General Confirmation requires advanced registration FORMS FOUND HERE

Forms are to be filled out by parishes, not individuals

Please arrive by 2:00 p.m. to meet with Bishop Marc and recieve your instructions for the service.
The service will begin at 3:00 p.m.


Early Fall 2019 - time and location TBA

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.”

***In order to keep this service green we will not be offering print outs of the service bulletin. We encourage you to read it off your phone or tablet here. The bulletin will also be available for you to print out.

Spring General Confirmation at Grace Cathedral
Saturday, June 6, 2020, 10 a.m., Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Participation in General Confirmation requires advanced registration.