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Becoming Catholic / RCIA Sponsors

Spiritual Companions on the Path of Faith

Being a Sponsor is like being a trusted friend. You share what you can about your own faith journey. You offer counsel and support as you are able and to the extent that it is needed or desired. You serve as a bridge to the larger St. Clare of Assisi community. You listen and pray.

Each relationship between a Sponsor and a Candidate or Catechumen is unique. As a Sponsor, you walk with a Candidate or Catechumen through a formation process that culminates with initiation into the Catholic Church.

Many prospective Sponsors ask themselves whether they are worthy or qualified. The role of Sponsor is not that of catechist. You are not expected to know every aspect of the Church’s teaching, but rather simply to be a guide, an example of a Catholic living your faith as best as you can.

Sponsors are supported by the parish’s RCIA Team, members of which can be called upon to help answer a Candidate’s or Catechumen’s questions.

Director of Faith Formation: Brian Guillot (623) 975-5606 or


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