It is a great honor to be chosen as a Sponsor or Godparent because you are thought of as someone who is truly living our Catholic Faith. Just as God has called you to live out your faith in word, deed and example, you are now called to sponsor someone as they begin or continue his or her journey of Faith.
When you are called by God to be a Godparent or Sponsor, you accept the responsibility of being a spiritual witness of how we are to live out our Catholic faith through your example of activity in the life of the parish, celebrating the sacraments of the Church, attending Mass, and in the way you answer the call of our Lord to help those in need. You are an important and living link in the faith life of the person whom you are sponsoring.
The church considers this sponsorship so important that the role of Godparent/Sponsol is upheld by Canon Law #874 that requires the following of anyone who has been asked to be a Baptismal Godparent or a Confirmation sponsor.
Please respond to the following 5 requirements of all Sponsors/Godparents: