Just as a Godparent for baptism takes upon himself/herself the responsibility of helping the newly baptized person mature in living a Christian life and offers his or her own life and practice of the faith as an example of faith, prayer and service within the Catholic Church, the sponsor for confirmation continues that work for the person who is to be confirmed.
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. Therefore, it is both a great blessing and a responsibility to commit to the role of a sponsor.
Class dates when the Sponsor must attend. If the Sponsor lives out of town or cannot attend, a parent must attend in his/her place. The confirmation candidate will be expected to call the sponsor and go over the topics discussed in class by phone during that week.
Class dates that sponsor must attend:
- Sunday, April 2nd, 2:45-4:45pm
- Sunday, April 23rd, 2:45-4:45pm
(Classes take place in the Parish Hall - in the lower level of the Cathedral)
The Confirmation Mass is on Sunday, April 30th at 5:00pm with Bishop Peter Christensen.