The godparent needs to be a Catholic at least 16 years old who has had the sacraments of baptism, reconciliation, holy communion, and confirmation.
They can’t be the baby’s mother or father.
Godparents must attend the baptism to say their commitment.
What are the requirements to be a godparent in the Catholic Church?
A Godparent must be fully initiated in the Roman Catholic Church. This means they have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. 2. They must be at least 16 years old.
Can you be confirmed at any age?
When they reach an age where they are able to understand the difficulties and challenges of living out the Christian faith, they are invited to confirm the promises made on their behalf at baptism through confirmation. In most Catholic churches today, Catholics are confirmed when they are about 14 years old.
Who can be a godparent?
Yes, blood relatives and members of family can be chosen as your child’s Godparents too. You can also be your own child’s Godparents in the Christian faith.
What are the duties of a godparent?
Finding the right godparent for your child is easy. Finding someone who genuinely cares for the child, someone who has a moral and spiritual compass that will enable him to be a role model for the child during her lifetime, is the primary goal. A godparent also acts on behalf of the child’s parents.