He or she may not be the candidate's mother or father. A godparent is a good choice. The sponsor must have the intention of fulfilling the duties of a sponsor. The sponsor should be a person who is prayerful, open, dependable, loving and is comfortable sharing his or her faith with young people.
What does a sponsor do for Confirmation in the Catholic Church?
The sponsor for a Confirmation candidate is meant to provide spiritual help to the candidate (Catechism 1311). He or she should be willing to serve as a strong and lasting Christian influence on the candidate. The sponsor enters into a spiritual relationship with the candidate and acts as a spiritual parent and mentor.
What does it mean to sponsor someone in the Catholic Church?
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.
What do you say to a Confirmation sponsor?
The sponsor hands the name card to the Pastor, who is on the Bishop's left, for the Bishop to read it. Sponsor says “Bishop, I present to you for Confirmation, N.” This way, the Bishop can hear and read the name.
Do you give a gift to your confirmation sponsor?
If it's customary for every guest to get a party favour as a keepsake of this important event, something truly special should be given to the man or woman acting as the sponsor. It should be a gift which symbolises this deep bond between the them and the person being confirmed.
What is an appropriate gift for confirmation?
Something that lasts. A Bible with your teen's name engraved on it can be a meaningful physical representation of his or her new status within the church. Jewelry such as cross/dove earrings or a necklace also can serve as keepsakes from their special day.