Role of the Godparent:
Being a Godparent in a child’s life is a great honor that does come with tremendous responsibility. The duty is to help the child grow in his or her Catholic faith. Therefore, the sponsor should be someone that is practicing and exercising their faith regularly, so that their life will serve as a model for their godchild as the child continues to grow in the Church.
- Attends Mass regularly
- who is at least 16 years of age and has received all their Sacraments of Initiation
- who, if married, is married in the Catholic Church and if they are single not cohabitating with someone else.
- Godparents must be members of a Catholic Church and must be able to obtain a “Letter of Eligibility” from their Parish confirming that they are faithful members of their parish and eligible to be godparents.
- Godparents who comply with all requirements must also attend a Baptismal Workshop.
“Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).
All children are a gift from God and we rejoice with every little one welcomed into God’s family. Baptism is the first Sacrament of Initiation we receive as Catholics, through which we are purified of our sin and adopted into the family of God. Baptism leaves an indelible mark on our soul that designates us as His beloved children. Baptism is what allows us to say with absolute truth and conviction “Our Father…”
We encourage all expecting parents to arrange for their baby’s baptism as soon as possible. Baptism for the children of the age of reason or older is through our Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) program. Please contact the parish office to schedule.
El primer sábado cada dos meses en el Centro Parroquial. Para inscribirse y el horario, llame la Oficina Parroquial al 610-376-2976.