So, you’ve been asked to be a Godparent for someone getting baptized or a sponsor for someone making their Confirmation. What do you do now?

GODPARENTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  •  MUST NOT BE The parents of the child being baptized, however, the child’s Grandparents are eligible (if they meet all the other requirements).
  • MUST BE at least 16 years old.
  • MUST BE a practicing Catholic AND be fully initiated into the Catholic church by having received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion. A practicing Catholic implies that they attend Sunday Mass and they participate regularly in receiving the Eucharist and Reconciliation sacraments. An unbaptized or non-Catholic may not be a godparent for Baptism.
  • If married, the godparent’s marriage must be recognized by the Catholic Church. If they are married civilly or in another Christian tradition, they are not eligible to serve as a godparent until their marriage is recognized.

If you meet the above requirements please click and review the following Sponsorship Certificate form.

Once you have reviewed the form and affirmed all the statements are true, please feel free to give us a phone call, we would be happy to process your request.


*Individuals must be a registered parishioner a minimum of 30days prior to requesting a Sacramental Sponsorship Certificate.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A CATHOLIC GODPARENT
HOW TO BE A GOOD GODPARENT

SPONSORS FOR CONFIRMATION MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Be someone other than the parent of the one to be confirmed.
  • Have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.
  • Be at least 16 years of age and may be male or female regardless of the sex of the candidate.
  •  Be leading a life in harmony with the faith and the role to be undertaken; therefore, if married, must be married in the Church and if single, must be striving to live a chaste life and therefore cannot be living with a person outside of marriage.
  •  Be a practicing Catholic, registered in a parish, who regularly attends Mass on Sundays and Holy Days and receives the Holy Eucharist.

*Individuals must be a registered parishioner a minimum of 30days prior to requesting a Sacramental Sponsorship Certificate.


 

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