The bishops, in consultation with the deans, have made the difficult decision to postpone confirmations until at least Spring 2021. A short form of “Recognition and Prayers for those Awaiting Confirmation” is available here, providing a pastoral option to acknowledge in the congregation those who have completed a course of preparation. Once the safe and equitable administration of Confirmation becomes possible, multiple opportunities will be scheduled for those who have been waiting. In the event of an urgent individual pastoral circumstance warranting consideration, the clergy should contact one of the bishops. Questions about Confirmation services may be directed to Bishop Gates’s office (617-482-4826, ext. 407 or