Saint Name & Sponsor Info
Choosing a Saint's name is a tradition that goes back to the early Church. This holy role model should remind you of the Sacrament you are receiving and of the Catholic you desire to become. This name must be the name of a canonized Saint and can match your baptismal name (assuming it is a Saint's name).
Parents are NOT eligible to be a sponsor for their child, but may stand in as proxy at the Confirmation Mass if the sponsor cannot be present.
The sponsor should be someone with whom the confirmand is already comfortable. A sponsor takes on a key role in guiding the confirmand closer to Christ throughout their life. Potential sponsors include godparent, aunt/uncle/cousin, family friend, older sibling, teacher/catechist, etc.
For the Christian, service is a way of life. Just as Jesus came to serve, so are we called to serve. Confirmands are asked to complete ten or more hours of service. Service projects should be completed before celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation.
These projects should reflect the Corporal Works of Mercy outlined in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25:
Feed the hungry.
Give water to the thirsty.
Clothe the naked.
Shelter the homeless.
Visit the sick.
Visit the imprisoned.
Bury the dead.
Suggestions include (but are not limited to) serving at a soup kitchen, visiting the elderly, stocking food at the food pantry, volunteering for our parish sharing ministry, altar serving at Mass, volunteer clean up at a cemetery, etc...
Service hours must be completed and turned in by August 10 for those candidates (8th graders during the 2019-20 academic year) making their Confirmation on Sunday, August 23, 2020.
Candidates must submit the following: