Corporal Works of Mercy

  1. Feed the hungry
  2. Give drink to the thirsty
  3. Shelter the homeless
  4. Visit the sick
  5. Visit the prisoners
  6. Bury the dead
  7. Give alms to the poor

"The Corporal Works of Mercy are found in the teachings of Jesus and give us a model for how we should treat all others, as if they were Christ in disguise. They're charitable actions by which we help our neighbors in their bodily needs' (USCCA). They respond to the basic needs of humanity as we journey together through his life." (usccb.org)


Works of Mercy Service Reflection Document

Confirmation Sponsor

Role of Sponsor

"As they become familiar with the Christian way of life, and are helped by the example and support of sponsors, godparents, and the entire Christian community, the catechumens learn to turn more readily to God in prayer, to bear witness to the faith, in all things to keep their hopes set on Christ, to follow supernatural inspiration in their deeds, and to practice love of neighbor, even at the cost of self renunciation." RCIA 75.2


Expectations of Sponsors

A sponsor should be someone who models the Catholic faith and a life of discipleship to the best of their ability. A sponsor should according to Canon Law be:

  1. Not a parent of the candidate
  2. At least 16 years old
  3. Has received the Sacraments of initiation in the Catholic church
  4. Is a practicing Catholic


Sponsor Sessions

Sponsors should maintain frequent communication with their candidate throughout the year. Sponsors are also asked to attend three sessions with their candidate at St. Gabriel Parish.


December 9, 2018 at 10AM Mass Presentation

Rehearsal-date and time TBD (will be in April)

Wednesday, May 1, 2018-Celebration of Confirmation at St. Margaret Mary


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