What is a Confirmation Sponsor?

A Confirmation Sponsor is someone to stand with the Candidate at Confirmation, but also join the Candidate on the preparation to Confirmation and beyond. Every parish community ask different things from the sponsor, but the meaning is the same they are entering a mentor role in Catholicism and should have a level of maturity to be able to pray for and guide the Candidate in maters of faith.

Who can be a sponsor?

  • Your Confirmation Sponsor must be a practicing Roman Catholic who has celebrated the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
  • Your Confirmation Sponsor must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Your Confirmation Sponsor must regularly participate in Sunday Mass and give witness to his/her faith in Jesus Christ by regularly receiving Holy Eucharist and by participating in the life of his/her parish.
  • Your Confirmation Sponsor may not be your Father or your Mother.

What is asked of a sponsor for at St. Peter Chanel Candidate?

What can I do as a Confirmation Sponsor?

Check out this short video about three things a Confirmation Sponsor can DO for thier Candidates!