Adult Confirmation FAQ

What if I don’t have a copy of my baptismal certificate?

If you do not have access to your original baptismal certificate or a copy of the original, please contact the church where your Baptism took place and ask them to prepare a new certificate for you. Most churches will only require your name and the year of Baptism in order to look up the records.

If you were baptized at a military base chapel or overseas, please contact us and we can give you further guidance on obtaining a copy.

What are the requirements to be a Sponsor?

In order to be a Confirmation Sponsor, a person must be

  • at least 18 years of age;
  • a practicing Catholic who is baptized and confirmed and has received First Eucharist;
  • someone other than the parents of the person to be confirmed; and
  • leading a life in harmony with the Catholic faith and the role they are about to assume.

We ask for a letter from their parish stating that they are members of that parish and eligible to be a Sponsor.

How can potential Sponsors obtain a letter indicating that they are eligible to be godparents?

Parishes routinely provide these letters, so the simplest way is to ask your local parish.

How many Sponsors can (must) I have?

It is only required that there be one Sponsor, and that is the custom.