Hi. I am starting my RCIA classes in a couple weeks and was just told that “sponsor” and “godparent” are the same thing. My boyfriend’s family takes godparents very seriously, essentially they grow up with multiple sets of parents and can go to their godparent when they feel like they can’t go to their own parents for an issue with full amnesty.
When I originally started considering who I was going to ask for this role, I very strongly considered who my “other” set of parents could be within the Catholic faith. However, I’m stuck up on the word “sponsor” since it doesn’t sound as personal. Is that just me?
When I ask them, am I asking them to be my sponsor, my godparents, or both?