Choosing a Sponsor and Confirmation Name

Choosing a Sponsor

All students in Confirmation 1 (Grade 9) must complete the process of choosing a Confirmation Sponsor. It is very important that you’re son / daughter chooses a Sponsor that follows the Archdiocese of Boston Confirmation Guidelines:

  1. The Sponsor must be a confirmed member living a life in harmony with the Catholic Church and be, if possible, the same person who served as the candidate’s godparent at Baptism.
  2. The Sponsor ought to be a living witness to the Catholic faith through regular participation in the sacramental life of the church.
  3. The Sponsor ought to communicate to the candidate the importance of daily prayer, regular reception of the sacraments, Christian service and all else that pertains to the preparation process, as well as, to continued Catholic living reception of the sacrament.
  4. The Sponsor may not be a parent. Exceptions will be granted on an emergency and case-by-case basis.

Choosing a Confirmation Name

All students in Confirmation 1 (Grade 9) must choose a Confirmation Name after they have selected a Sponsor. The Sponsor and Parents should be consulted on the selection. The Confirmation Name is selected from canonized Saints; of either gender. Use internet searching to find Saints that that have qualities or virtues that you seek.

Sponsor & Confirmation Name Selection Form

Use the Confirmation Sponsor / Name Form to enter your selection. It is important to collect all the information requested including the explanation for your selection of your Confirmation Name.

Completed forms may be turned in at class or emailed to the Confirmation Director at confirmation.director@stmarysfranklin.org.