Sponsor has his hand on the right shoulder of a young boy being confirmed by Bishop Folda

In the Diocese of Fargo the Sacrament of Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist are celebrated in the same Liturgy.  Pastors and parents are encouraged to address their questions regarding the celebration of these sacraments to Father Matthew Kraemer, the Director of the Liturgy Office.  Father Kraemer works with the pastors in the scheduling of regional celebrations of Confirmation and First Eucharist and planning the liturgy.  Pastors should also contact him when they are seeking delegation from the Bishop to confirm.

Questions regarding sacramental preparation should be directed to the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis.


For general questions regarding confirmation, read our confirmation FAQ (PDF)

Documents to Prepare for Regional Confirmation and First Eucharist

Regional Confirmation and First Eucharist Schedule

Confirmation Source Documents

“The Sacrament of Confirmation”

A presentation given by Archbishop Samuel Aquila at The Liturgical Institute in June 2011:

Other Documents

Learn more about sacramental preparation for DREs and parents.