Sponsors for Baptism & Confirmation
Sponsors are spiritual parents (”Godparents”) who assist in the nurturing of the faith of their godchildren. It is a solemn task, one that requires individuals who are practicing the faith they wish to hand on. Those who would like to be a sponsor request an affidavit (a sworn written testimony) at the parish where they are actively registered. To be a sponsor one must: be a baptized member of the Catholic Church.  be at least 16 years old. have made First Holy Communion and have received the Sacrament of  Confirmation. be either single and not cohabitating (that is, living outside of marriage with someone else) or married according to the laws of the Church. attend Mass regularly on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Communion at least once a year, as specified by the precepts of the Church. support the parish of registration by regular tithing or some special assistance, in accord with the precept of the church. understand and accept the responsibilities undertaken as a sponsor. This includes assisting the parents in their efforts to instill the Catholic Faith in the person receiving the sacrament, by word and action. The completed affidavit is brought to the parish of the one being baptized or confirmed.
Sponsors
Sponsors (“Godparents”)  are spiritual parents who assist in the nurturing of the faith of their godchildren. It is a solemn task, one that requires individuals who are practicing the faith they wish to hand on. Those who would like to be a sponsor request an affidavit  (a sworn written testimony) at the parish where they are actively registered. To be a sponsor one must: be a baptized member of the Catholic Church.  be at least 16 years old. have made First Holy Communion and have received the Sacrament of  Confirmation. be either single and not cohabitating (that is, living outside of marriage with someone else) or married according to the laws of the Church. attend Mass regularly on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Communion at least once a year, as specified by the precepts of the Church. support the parish of registration by regular tithing or some special assistance, in accord with the precept of the church. understand and accept the responsibilities undertaken as a sponsor. This includes assisting the parents in their efforts to instill the Catholic Faith in the person receiving the sacrament, by word and action. The completed affidavit is brought to the parish of the one being baptized or confirmed.