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sponsor requirements

To serve as a Sponsor for Confirmation within the Catholic Church: 


  • The individual must be at least 16 years old.

  • He or she must have received the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation in the Catholic Church. 

  • If he or she is married, the marriage should have taken place in the Catholic Church.

  • The person must have the intention, the ability, and adequate time to be a Sponsor.

  • The Sponsor should live according to the Catholic Faith: attend Mass every weekend and holy days of obligation and receive the Sacraments of the Church regularly, especially Reconciliation and the Eucharist. (A Catholic is required to receive Reconciliation and Eucharist once each year.)

  • The Sponsor should practice the Faith within a Catholic parish community, and live a moral life.

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