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Who can be a godparent for a Catholic baptism?
The church requires at least one godparent who is a practicing, confirmed Catholic age 16 or older. That godparent’s name is entered into the parish record book as the “official” godparent or sponsor for baptism.
Who attends the baptism?
In a Catholic baptism, the parents, family members, friends, and members of the church all attend both the baptism after Sunday mass and the reception following. Parents of the child to be baptized and the sponsors are the main guests at a Lutheran baptism, which often takes place after a sermon.
Can a spouse be a Catholic godparent?
No. While it is customary to have both a Godfather and a Godmother, the Sacrament of Baptism requires a minimum of one Godparent who meets all the requirements listed in the paragraph above. Note: it is not possible to have two males or two females as Godparents.
Can parents be godparents Catholic?
Roman Catholic Church A godparent must normally be an appropriate person, at least sixteen years of age, a confirmed Catholic who has received the Eucharist, not under any canonical penalty, and may not be the parent of the child.
Can I be a godparent without being christened?
A godparent is supposed to mentor the child in their faith. “The only requirement for godparents is that they should have been baptised. A Muslim or a Hindu cannot strictly speaking be a godparent, nor can a secularist who has not been baptised.”
Are godparents required for baptism?
godparent, formally sponsor (from Latin spondere, “to promise”), masculine godfather, feminine godmother, in Christianity, one who stands surety for another in the rite of baptism. In churches mandating a sponsor, only one godparent is required; two (in most churches, of different sex) are permitted.
Who hosts a baptism party?
Contact the godparents. You might even wish to consult them on aspects of the party planning, or they may want to help host the gathering. At the party, one godparent, or both, should stand up and give a brief toast in the family’s honor.
Can a child be baptized if parents aren’t married?
Comments Off on Can Children of Unwed Parents Be Baptized? The Church’s Code of Canon Law states very clearly about individuals’ rights to receive the sacraments. Therefore, whether a child’s parent is married has little to do with presenting the child for baptism.
Can a married couple be godparents?
Couples as Godparents Many of the people you’ll consider as godparents will be married or in a committed relationship. You’ll need to decide if you’re asking just one person from the couple or both people.