Baptism is the sacrament signifying our identity as children of God and our commitment to walk in the ways of God throughout our lives.

Baptism serves as a sacrament of welcome into the Body of Christ—for children and adults. In it, we celebrate God's love and embrace for God's people as unconditional and absolute; we are “marked as Christ’s own forever,” making Baptism a sacrament that is done only once in a person’s life.

Baptism is also a time when the community of faith gathers to renew its own commitment to Christ and support those who are being baptized in their life in Christ. So, it is appropriate that baptism take place, whenever possible, amid the congregation during the Holy Eucharist as the chief service on a Sunday or other feast day.

Baptism celebrations
If you would like to be baptized (or have your child baptized), you may contact the parish office about scheduling baptism.
BAPTISM and CONFIRMATION
BAPTISM
CONFIRMATION
Confirmation is the rite during which parishioners make a mature public affirmation of the promises made on their behalf when they were baptized as young children. Adult candidates for confirmation are prepared by participation in our Inquirer’s Class; teenagers are prepared through our youth program. While confirmation is a joyful occasion and we are delighted if you desire to be confirmed, please know that confirmation is not a requirement for participating at Trinity nor for receiving Holy Communion.




Reception is for those who have already been confirmed in another denomination (such as The Roman Catholic Church) and wish to affirm their choice to continue their spiritual journey as an Episcopalian.




Some who are already confirmed Episcopalians may wish to be "reaffirmed" by the bishop. Often this will occur after a period of study, reflection and prayer. It may take place as a result of having accompanied a teenage child, a spouse, or other loved one during their own preparation for confirmation.
RECEPTION
REAFFIRMATION

Trinity Episcopal Church 220 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT 06790 Phone 860. 482.6027 Email Trinity.Parish.House@snet.net
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