Baptism & Confirmation
Baptism At saint Anne's
Baptism is the sacrament of initiation into theChurch. When you are baptized, you become a member of Christ’s one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church – which is made up of all Christians everywhere. If you are baptized at Saint Anne’s Episcopal Church, you are also a member of this particular congregation.
Baptism takes place as part of a Saint Anne’s Eucharist. While infant baptism is often the norm, it is not unusual for older children and adults to be baptized.
The Sacrament of Baptism is generally offered on the following days:
- The First Sunday after the Epiphany - (first Sunday after January 6)
- The Easter Vigil – Easter Eve, 7:00 PM
- Pentecost Sunday – (7 weeks after Easter)
- Saint Anne’s Sunday – (Sunday nearest July 26)
- All Saints Sunday - (first Sunday after November 1)
- Other dates as arranged.
To arrange for the baptism of your baby, toddler, school-aged child, teen, or yourself, please speak to one of our priests in residence.
Confirmation is the reaffirmation ofbaptismal vows and the adultcommitment to the Christian life, in the faith ofthe EpiscopalChurch. In confirmation, a bishop lays hands on the candidate andprays for the special gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Saint Anne's has a unique confirmation program for youth. Students start a 2 year program in 8th grade, choosing a mentor. Mentors and students meet monthly for a meal, conversation, prayers. and activities. The program revolves around a passport with five milestones: faith, The Bible, community, Episcopal Church, and social justice. Students work both alone and in a group to complete activities fulfill each area. Speak to Jennifer McNally.