Godparents serve two important purposes in the Sacrament of Baptism.
First, they act as representatives of the Church in welcoming the newly baptized members.
Second and more importantly, they act as models of Christian living for the newly baptized. They assist the parents in passing on the faith, and they assist the baptized in living out the faith. Choosing godparents is an important decision, and one that should be taken seriously. If you need help selecting a godparent, feel free to talk to our compassionate staff.
There are several requirements that should be considered when choosing godparents:
Those chosen as godparents should be present at the celebration of baptism.
The mother or father of the one to be baptized may not act as godparent. Relatives may act as godparents.