Sacrament of Baptism
Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.” CCC 1213 It is through our baptism that we become members of Christ and his Church where we join together in the ongoing mission of loving God and one another and spreading the Good News to all people.
We celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism in two main forms. Adults are generally baptized on the Easter Vigil after a period of formation, though in special cases approval can be obtained to celebrate the Sacrament almost any other day of the year. Generally, when celebrated on the Easter Vigil, the individual will also receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist at the same time. If you are interested in learning more about adult baptism or would like to be baptized, contact Karen Eggers at 701-415-0409.
To have your child baptized at Spirit of Life fill out the form in the link http://myspiritoflife.com/information-for-baptism/ and you will be contacted by Karen Eggers. If this is the first time you are having a child baptized there is a baptism preperation class that will need to be completed. All Godparents must fill out the following affidavit in the link http://myspiritoflife.com/baptismal-sponsor-affidavit.
*Note a Godparent must be at least 16, not the parent of the one being baptized, and be in good standing with The Church. Up 2 Godparents are allowed, but only one is required. If there are 2, one must be male and one must be female.
Regarding Christian Witnesses (Non Catholic baptized Christian): A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic ecclesial community is not to participate except together with a Catholic sponsor and then only as a witness of the baptism.
Baptisms are immediately after the Saturday 5 pm Mass and the Sunday 11 am Mass. To allow parents to baptize their child as soon as possible, we will schedule more then one family per time and baptisms will be done together.