Thank you for being a Confirmation Sponsor!
There are three links below. First is the letter that should have been given to you along with your Chosen Sponsor Guide – which is yours to keep. Please read the Sponsor Guide and follow it throughout the 2 years of preparation.
Second is the “Sponsor Certificate of Eligibility” which must be filled out to ensure that you are eligible to be a Confirmation sponsor. The requirements are listed in the form and your parish priest must attest that you are a Catholic in good standing with the Church (All sponsors who are parishioners of St. Patrick of Merna or St. Mary’s in Downs do not need to contact their priest. We will take care of that for you). Please return the completed form as soon as you agree to be a sponsor.
Toward the end of preparation, you will be asked whether you believe your candidate has a true desire to receive the sacrament. You will either recommend them or not at this time. Please complete this form in the spring of the second year of preparation.
Please be sure to include your email and phone number on the Sponsor Letter of Recommendation. We would like to contact you if needed and we hope to assist in small ways to help you to engage more fruitfully with your candidate.
Contact: Renee Kresl, 309-662-7361 EXT 236