A sponsor is someone who journeys with the candidate during his/her preparation for the sacrament. In making this choice, the church recognizes that your sponsor is a partner in your formation, and asks you to be conscious of their influence, trusting they will act in your best interests and in Jesus’ name. The sponsor will be asked to formally present you to the bishop at the Rite of Confirmation.
What the Catholic Church says about sponsors…
The role of a sponsor is to "see that the confirmed person acts a true witness to Christ and faithfully fulfills the obligations connected with this sacrament." The criteria the church asks for is that a sponsor…
Other things to consider...
How do I officially designate someone as a Confirmation Sponsor?
In order to designate someone as your Confirmation Sponsor, you need to submit the following online form. Sponsors are also asked to submit a letter from their home parish verifying their Catholic affiliation.
What Do Sponsors Do?
How do the sponsor and the candidate begin their work together?
Here are some activities to begin the process of crossing paths together. Use these as starter ideas to learn to work together as Sponsor and Candidate.
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