Confirmation is a sacramental rite by which those who were previously baptized come before the Bishop to receive the laying on of hands and the strength and grace of the Holy Spirit, who empowers them for service in the world. The Bishop normally visits the parish every other year, but annual regional Confirmation services are also offered by the Diocese. Preparation meetings take place leading up to the day of Confirmation. (The Episcopal Church does not re-Confirm those who were previously Confirmed in a sacramental tradition.) If you are interested in learning more about confirmation, please contact the Parish Office (503/639-3002).