Holy Martyrs Catholic Church

Qualifications for Godparents & Sponsors

  1. Must be registered in a Catholic Parish, attend Mass weekly and receive the Sacraments.
  2. Must have received the three Sacraments of Initiation:  Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
  3. Those Catholics who have joined another religion may not act as Godparent or Christian Witness.
  4. Must have completed their sixteenth (16) year and cannot be the father or mother of the one being baptized or confirmed.
  5. If married, the marriage must be recognized as valid by the Catholic Church.
  6. For Baptism, two sponsors are suggested, one of each sex; however, only one sponsor is required.  For Confirmation, only one sponsor is needed.