5.2.4 Confirmation Sponsors

1. Pastors are responsible to see that the confirmation sponsors of their parishioners, chosen by candidates or families, are canonically qualified and able to fulfill the role properly. [1]

2. Pastors may require that sponsors provide certificates or letters of reference from their own pastors to establish their canonical suitability and practice of the Catholic faith.



[1] cc. 892-893 and 874; Rite of Confirmation, nn. 5-6; RCIA Introduction 34:7; Christian Initiation, General Instruction 10:2.


Date approved by Bishop


Posted by
Msgr. S. J. Raica, chancellor