The sponsor represents the support and prayers of the entire Church. He/she will be the candidate’s “spiritual mentor” and support throughout the sacrament. The role of sponsor can be hard to define, since there are no set guidelines. However, a great resource can be found from the Center for Ministry Development. Visit this website for more info:
Some things we expect from sponsors:-Attend the Liturgy of Confirmation and present the candidate to the presiding Bishop. -Meet with the candidate regularly throughout this year.-Share your faith story with your candidate. -Spend time getting to know the candidate, possibly taking him or her out to lunch or dinner, or having her or him over to your home. -Pray for and with the candidate on a regular basis.-Continue to support the candidate after the Confirmation ceremony is over.