Confirmation Sponsor Requirements

The Church requires that each person who will be confirmed select a sponsor.  The role of the sponsor is to help the confirmed be faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church and be a true witness of Christ. 

Please note that the following requirements are in accordance with Canon law (CC #874),
and are not imposed at the discretion of the Church of the Holy Rosary:

> Only one male sponsor or one female sponsor for a Confirmation candidate is to be used.

> The sponsor is not the candidate’s mother or father and is at least sixteen years of age.  It is recommended that a Godparent be the sponsor but this is not a requirement.

> Has received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist in the Catholic Church.

> Is a registered member of a Catholic parish.*

> Participates in weekly Mass and receives the Sacrament of Reconciliation when necessary.*

> Lives a Christian life in accordance with teachings of the Catholic Church.

A Sponsor must submit a letter from his/her home parish confirming that they are a practicing Catholic. If your child is being Confirmed through the Church of the Holy Rosary in Edgewater, a letter is not required if your child’s sponsor is a registered parishioner in our Parish. 

* A Sponsor letter or certificate is provided only to parishioners who have been active and contributing members of the parish for at least three months prior to requesting a certificate.