This process is not just for those learning about the Catholic faith. It is a “total parish commitment” through prayer, welcoming and an offer of friendship. Sponsors are needed for each catechumen and candidate, to walk with them on this journey through the RCIA process. Sponsors are a vital part of this process. As companions, guides, and models of faith, they offer personal support for newcomers and help them to feel at home. But sponsors receive so many gifts in return - refresher course in their faith, spiritual uplifting of this faith and of their prayer life, and the making of many new friends.
Sponsors may be a member of the parish who, having volunteered or been invited, is matched with a particular inquirer. Or a sponsor may be a person who first invited the inquirer to consider joining the Church. Either way, the sponsor represents the Church community in their welcoming of the inquirers and helping them to learn and experience our Catholic Faith.
Become a Sponsor
If you would like to become a RCIA Sponsor, fill out the form below and one of our staff members will get back to you.