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 are held Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30 PM for 7th graders. If your child did not attend Faith Formation in 6th grade, please call Angela at 605-787-5168.

Our Lady of the Black Hills uses 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 students. Your child will also complete material regarding their knowledge of their Catholic faith both with their parents and with their sponsor. They will be asked these questions by Fr. Andrzej and the bishop. 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. 

Resources for parents and sponsors

Saint Report Guidelines

Confirmation Questions

Sponsor Requirements:

Confirmation Sponsor Form (completed by the 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. The sponsor must be local to attend regular meetings and events with the candidate. If you need help finding a sponsor please reach out to Fr. Andrzej or the office.

Please feel free to contact the office at or 605-787-5168 for more information.


Confirmation Grade 7

Confirmation class meets Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30 PM in Bethlehem Cave (downstairs) at OLBH. Additionally students are asked to do work at home and with their sponsors.

Please contact Angela with any questions at 605-787-5168.




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