Thank you for your time and energy in helping them grow in their faith and relationship with Christ.
You have valuable gifts, talents, and are important to the candidate or they wouldn't have chosen you!
The sponsor represents the support and prayer of the entire Church.
He/she will be the candidate’s “spiritual friend.” The following is asked of the sponsor:
Accompany the candidate to the ‘Sponsor and Candidate session’, which is specifically designed for sponsor/candidate interaction. Please refer to the calendar for the date.
Attend the Liturgy of Confirmation and present the candidate during the Confirmation Rite to the Bishop. Please refer to the calendar for the date.
To meet with the candidate regularly throughout preparation and be there for any guidance the candidate may need.
Share their faith story with his or her candidate.
Spend time getting to know the candidate; taking him/her out to lunch or dinner, or having him/her over to your home.
Pray for and with the candidate.
Continue to be there for the candidate and lend spiritual support after the Confirmation ceremony is over.