For Confirmation & Baptism
Qualifications of a Sponsor.
What is a Sponsor Certificate?
The Archdiocese of Hartford has a new form to be completed by persons asked to be a sponsor. The parish priest no longer fills out a document of suitability. The applicant receives the form, and honestly completing it, makes the affirmation of his/her willingness and suitability. It is then given to the person you are sponsoring or the parish conducting the ceremony. Please call the parish office if you need a form.
Many People ask....
Does my sponsor have to be Catholic?
The answer to that is yes. The reason for this is that a god-parent/sponsor is also expected to assist the parents of the person they are sponsoring in their Christian duty as parents, by offering them support through good example, encouragement and prayer. Sponsors, you essentially are the "Catholic Role Model" and that is a very special honor and quite a compliment to you!