Confirmation Mentor and Sponsor
As stated in the Catechetical and Liturgical Guidelines for Confirmation: Diocese of Winona, the qualifications of a sponsor include the following:
- That the sponsor is sufficiently mature for this role; Must be at least 16 years old
- That the sponsor belongs to the Catholic Church as a fully initiated member, having received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and regularly participate in the Eucharist;
- That the sponsor is not a parent of the candidate.
These qualifications are also stated in Canon Law 874.
Meeting Times: Confirmation students will participate in weekly classes and various large group events including family events, retreat, Faith Sharing Centers and large group classes taught by either Father Collins or Father Nelson. Sponsors and Candidates will also meet together 4 times to complete a Sponsor/Candidate book on their own time.