Although the parents are the first and primary educators of their child’s faith, it is also expected that your child will be raised within their faith community. The role of the Godparent symbolizes this connection of the child with the whole Catholic Church. For that reason, the person or persons chosen for the role should be considered seriously. Keep in mind that only one Godparent is needed and only two can be officially recorded.
The Godparent(s) must:
1.) be a Catholic who has received the Sacrament of Confirmation and regularly participates in the Mass
2.) be an active member in good standing with the Church
3.) be at least sixteen years old.
A sponsor letter is required from the Godparent’s parish.