Sacrament of Confirmation

“Then they (Peter and John) laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.” ~ Acts 8:17






Confirmation, along with the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist, constitute the Sacraments of Initiation. At certain times in history and in some locations today the three Sacraments are celebrated together for young and old. At Spirit of Life, they are generally separated with baptism around the time of birth, Eucharist around the age of 7, and Confirmation for any young person who has reached the age of reason. Our parish confirms in the spring of 8th grade year. This is a change from freshmen in the past years. This year we will invite 8th grade and 9th grade to our Confirmation prep program. Confirmation prep will consist of registration and participation in our Family of Faith sessions as well as specific Confirmation sessions. Click here for more details for Family of Faith. More Confirmation specific information will be sent out in the fall. The date for Confirmation is May 2nd, 2024. 



However, adults who wish to be baptized receive all three on the same night, usually during the Easter Vigil, the greatest celebration of the Church year. If you are an adult seeking information on Adult Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist contact Karen Eggers at 701-415-0409 or find more information here. 

The Sacrament of Confirmation is imparted with two sacred signs: the laying on of hands and the anointing with the oil of Chrism. These signs set the seal of the Holy Spirit upon us which marks our total belonging to Christ, our enrollment in his service forever, as well as the promise of divine protection at the end of time.