Congratulations! You have been chosen by a young person for a very special role. A wonderful adventure in the spiritual life awaits the two of you. As a Confirmation sponsor, you have accepted a responsibility that is an honor in our Church. Already, you are looked at by your candidate as a role-model in the Catholic Church and I want to acknowledge you as a witness of Jesus Christ.
Your role is to spiritually walk with the candidate during the preparation for the sacrament. You will be assisting the young person in being a true witness and disciple of Jesus and representing the community when you present your candidate to the bishop. Your special role does not end at the Confirmation liturgy; you will help the young person fulfill his/her baptismal promises after Confirmation with the help of the Holy Spirit.