Questions about Confirmation at SPP?
For more information, please contact the Parish Office.
What is a Confirmation Sponsor?
When you were Baptized, you had your Godparents speak for you as the Baptismal promises were made. As someone getting Confirmed, you will be able to make those promises for yourself. But, we do not walk on this journey by ourselves. Like the travelers to Emmaus (Luke 24:13), we walk together with people, who also believe in and have experienced the Lord Jesus in their lives, to support us in our own ongoing faith development. This is the role of your Sponsor - someone to walk with you on your faith journey, not only in the next few months, but all through your life. As such, although it is an honor for someone to be selected as a Sponsor, it is not merely and ‘honorary’ role, but one that it considered very serious and vitally important in assisting and supporting the Confirmed in the ongoing growth in our Catholic Faith.
Who Can You Choose As Your Sponsor?
They must be practicing Catholics.
They must be Confirmed and at least 16 years of age.
If they are married, they must be married in the Catholic Church.
Generally, they cannot be your parents or your legal guardians.
They are someone you feel comfortable talking with about your faith and God.