Children must receive the sacraments of Baptism and Reconciliation prior to Confirmation.
Sponsors are the spiritual parents of the child. They help with the faith formation of their godchild.The sponsors should be the same as the Baptism Godparents. If not, a man and a woman or one man for boys and one woman for girls. A sponsor must be at least 16 years of age. They must be baptized, confirmed, and a practicing Catholic.