2019-2020 Confirmation Sponsor Form
To be Confirmed, you must select a sponsor to help guide you through the process. This person is a great example of what it means to be a Catholic. They pray for you and provide a support system for your faith. Confirmation certainly makes you better equipped to handle life as a Christian, but that doesn’t mean things will always be easy. During these more difficult times, don’t forget about your sponsor.

What is a Sponsor?
A sponsor is a person who encourages and assists a candidate to embrace and actively practice the Catholic faith both before and after Confirmation. The sponsor also presents the candidate to the Bishop (or his delegate) at the celebration of Confirmation.

Who Can be a Sponsor?
Being a sponsor is not just an honor. The sponsor must be an active, practicing Catholic who can be a role model for the candidate. Ideally, you should choose one of your godparents from Baptism, provided he or she meets the above guidelines. If it is not possible to choose a godparent as your sponsor (e.g. they are deceased, live too far away, or are no longer a practicing Catholic), then you might ask someone else whom you see as an example of a committed, practicing Catholic. This could be a grandparent, aunt or uncle, other relative, family friend, parent of one of your friends, a teacher.

Sponsor Requirements:
1. Fully initiated Catholic through the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation
2. Currently practicing their Catholic faith through weekly participation at Mass
3. Committed to living a lifestyle centered on Christian morals
4. NOT the candidate's parents

Please complete Sponsor Form by January 26th, 2020
Candidates First and Last Name: *
Catechist/Teacher Name: *
Sponsor's First and Last Name: *
Sponsor's Phone Number: *
During your year of Confirmation, will the Sponsor be at least 16 years old and confirmed in the Catholic Church? *
Is your sponsor a faithful and practicing Catholic who attends Mass weekly and receives the Eucharist regularly? *
If married, was the Sponsor married in the Catholic Church? *
Please prayerfully fill out the questions below, be mindful that the questions have a character minimum to ensure that you elaborate as much as possible about the sponsor you chose.
Why did you choose this person as your sponsor? (ELABORATE) *
In what ways is this person a model of the Christian life for you? *
How has this person shown support and encouragement to you in your life? *
Why do you think this person will be someone who will walk the journey of faith with you for the rest of your life? *
Since choosing your sponsor, how have you stayed in relationship and held each other accountable in the faith? *
Did you make a good choice of who you asked to serve as your Confirmation sponsor? If you are not sure if you did, pray about it, talk to your parents, and feel free to talk to one of the directors about your decision and where to go from here: *
I understand that a Confirmation sponsor must be a fully initiated and practicing Catholic. If married, married through the Church, and cannot be my parent.
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