The Sponsor's Role:

  • Is a role model of Christian living for the person you have sponsored, through daily prayer, virtue and active participation in parish life and liturgy.

  • Nurtures a close personal and spiritual relationship with the Candidate during the Confirmation preparation year and throughout their lifetime.

  • Listens to and shares in the Candidates maturing struggles and triumphs in living a Christian life.

  • Keeps informed of Catholic Christian doctrine and values to be able to answer questions when they arise.

  • Encouraged to attend Confirmation Mass and Rehearsal. A proxy can stand in place of the Sponsor if needed.

Sponsor Requirements:

  • The sponsor must be selected by the candidate or parents and be willing to accept the role.

  • Only one Sponsor per Candidate.

  • The sponsor must be at least 16 years of age.

  • The sponsor must be a Catholic who has been Confirmed and has received the sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist and lives a life of harmony with the Catholic faith and the role to be undertaken.

  • If married, the sponsor must be married in the Catholic Church.

  • The sponsor must not be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared.

  • The sponsor may not be the parent of the one to be confirmed.

The candidate must complete the Sponsor Form below: