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.
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.
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.