Catholic confirmation sponsors serve as spiritual mentors

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Confirmation sponsors are tasked with serving as a sounding board for young Catholic Christians who may have questions or concerns about life as a maturing Christian. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – The day a young Catholic Christian receives the sacrament of confirmation is an occasion worthy of celebration. Many people help young Catholics as they grow and mature into people worthy of receiving the sacrament of confirmation, and many prospective confirmands choose one of these influential people to act as their confirmation sponsor. Confirmation sponsors play important roles in the lives of Christians on the cusp of receiving the sacrament of confirmation. Sponsors are expected to serve as role models for prospective confirmands by actively participating in their parishes and living lives of prayer and virtue. Sponsors also are tasked with serving as a sounding board for young Christians who may have questions or concerns about life as a maturing Christian. In suc
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