Confirmation Sponsor

CHOOSING YOUR CONFIRMATION SPONSOR

 

The Confirmation sponsor takes on a very important role.  At the ceremony the sponsor presents you to the Bishop and witnesses the anointing with the chrism.  Their work continues by being someone whom you can turn to for help and guidance in the days and years ahead.

 

When choosing a sponsor, the Church gives us the following requirements.
A sponsor should:

 

  • Be a person of lived faith and a role model for the candidate

  • Be available to spend time with the candidate during the preparation process and to take part in the celebration of the sacrament

  • Be a person with whom the candidate has a comfortable and ongoing relationship

  • Be available to continue to support the candidate to fulfill their baptismal promises faithfully after reception of the sacrament.

  • Must be at least 16 years old

  • Must be a Catholic who has received all 3 sacraments of initiation and leads a life in harmony with the Catholic faith

  • Must not be the parent of the person to be confirmed

  • If a sponsor cannot be present, a proxy may be designated.  The proxy must have the same qualifications as the sponsor