Sponsors


#1

Hello! Does anyone have ideas of what I can do as a sponsor? My person and I live in different states and I would like to be more involved but I am not sure how. So far, I have a book to send and a letter I wrote.

Could you please post some of the ways you were involved or what a sponsor has done for your journey? Thank you!


#2

What type of sponsor do u mean? Do you mean a spiritual director? RCIA? More info will help:thumbsup:


#3

One of my friend’s sons asked me to be his confirmation sponsor this spring. They seem to view it as a name on the paper, but I’m trying to do a little more than that. (They, too, are in a different state.) For Christmas, I sent him a book with a note. (Haven’t heard that he got it, but that’s a teen for you.) I keep him in my prayers. For confirmation, I will send a gift.

I’ve thought of sending a note shortly before confirmation encouraging him to receive the sacrament of reconciliation before confirmation.

I’m looking forward to see what other ideas people have.

Of what I’ve done so far, I think the prayer might be the most valuable.


#4

It’s not “just” a name on paper. You also have to be present for the ceremony itself.

When I’m doing Sacramental Preparation, I encourage the kids to be in contact with their sponsors once a week (by phone or by e-mail, at least, if not in person) to share what they are learning. Maybe you could be the one to initiate contact, and find out what he is learning, and talk about it.


#5

My person is a teen who will be confirmed this spring. Unfortunately, I have been unable to attend the sponsor meeting since I live out of state.


#6

I know it’s not just a name on the paper, but… It is not likely that I will be present for the ceremony itself due to the distance, but I’ve been told that a proxy can stand in for me.

Last time I spoke with him on the phone, I got an earful about Blago and the antics of the democrats, but not much of a spiritual nature.


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