Sponsors for Baptism & Confirmation
Sponsors are spiritual parents who assists in the nurturing of the faith in their godchildren as they prepare for Baptism and Confirmation. It is a solemn task, and requires individuals who are practicing the faith they wish to hand on. Those desirious of becoming a sponsor receive an affidavit (a sworn written testimony) at the parish where they are actively registered. To be a sponsor one must: be a baptized member of the Catholic Church.  be at least 16 years old. have made First Holy Communion and have received the Sacrament of Confirmation. be either single and not cohabitating (that is, living outside of marriage with someone else) or married according to the laws of the Church. be attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation at least once a year, and receiving Holy Communion at least once a year, these in accordance with the precepts of the Church. be supporting the parish of registration by regular tithing or some special assistance, in accord with the precept of the church. understand and accept the responsibilities undertaken as a sponsor for this person. This includes assisting the parents in their efforts to instill the Catholic Faith in the person receiving the sacrament, by word and action. The affidavit to be a sponsor is received at the parish where that individual is actively registered. The completed document is brought to the parish of the one being baptised or confirmed.
Sponsors
Sponsors are spiritual parents who assists in the nurturing of the faith in their godchildren as they prepare for Baptism and Confirmation. It is a solemn task, and requires individuals who are practicing the faith they wish to hand on. Those desirious of becoming a sponsor receive an affidavit (a sworn written testimony) at the parish where they are actively registered. To be a sponsor one must: be a baptized member of the Catholic Church.  be at least 16 years old. have made First Holy Communion and have received the Sacrament of Confirmation. be either single and not cohabitating (that is, living outside of marriage with someone else) or married according to the laws of the Church. be attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation at least once a year, and receiving Holy Communion at least once a year, these in accordance with the precepts of the Church. be supporting their parish of registration by regular tithing or some special assistance, in accord with the precept of the church. understand and accept the responsibilities undertaken as a sponsor for this person. This includes assisting the parents in their efforts to instill the Catholic Faith in the person receiving the sacrament, by word and action. The affidavit to be a sponsor is received at the parish where that individual is actively registered. The completed document is brought to the parish of the one being baptised or confirmed.