Confirmation

In the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized person is "sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit" and is strengthened for service to the Body of Christ.


Confirmation is an amazing gift the Lord has given us. We look forward to sharing this blessing with your child. 

We ask that you and your child choose a local sponsor to walk your child through this journey.

Confirmation Faith Formation Classes begin Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Classes are held Wednesdays from 6:15-7:45 PM for 7th graders.

Our Lady of the Black Hills uses the curriculum, Chosen, published by Ascension Press, as directed by the Diocese of Rapid City. We utilize many teaching models to engage the youth such as large group gatherings and games, small group discussion, retreats, service projects and prayer. We have dedicated Catechists who are themselves engaged in the faith life of the Church and enjoy sharing their faith story with the youth. Your child will also complete material regarding their knowledge of their Catholic faith. They will be asked these questions in meetings with Fr. Andrzej and Bishop Gruss. Please begin reviewing these questions with your child; the sixth grade class aims at exploring the answers to these questions more in depth. It is recommended your child attend one full year of faith formation prior to receiving the sacrament of Confirmation. CONFIRMATION QUESTIONS


Confirmation Dates to Remember

September 19, 2018 at 6:15 PM - Parent Meeting, downstairs in Bethlehem Cave

 

Resources for parents and sponsors. Please feel free to contact the office at olbh@olbh.org or 605.787.5168 for more information.

 CandidateCommitment_Chosen_download (completed in class)

Saint Report Guidelines

Guidelines for Letter to the Bishop

Sponsor Requirements:

Confirmation Sponsor Form (completed by the chosen sponsor)

Sponsors may not be the parents of the child.

Sponsors must be confirmed Catholics in good standing and at least 16 years of age (Canon 893).

Non-Catholics may never be sponsors. 

Must be local to attend regular meetings and events with the candidate.