What should we say when we ask? Are there any special gifts?What is the protocol associated with confirmation in the catholic faith?
Answer by truealaskanmom at 9:13 PM on Jan. 11, 2010
Confirmation is about receiving the strengtheling gifts of the Holy Spirit as one moves forward in their Catholic faith. When someone is raised in the Catholic faith the parents picked the sponsors (godparents) for the baby. At confirmation the person can pick their own sponsor. A confirmation sponsor should be a practicing Catholic (but it cannot be the person's parents). Sometimes, if appropriate, a person can ask one of their godparents to be their Confirmation sponsor as well, or they can pick someone else. The sponsor should be someone who will help the person being confirmed to continue to grow in the Catholic afiath. This article is about godparents/sponosr and includes a section about things to consider when picking a confirmation sponsor - it could be helpful.
Answer by eringobrough at 11:35 PM on Jan. 11, 2010