Saint Anthony Catholic Church
Sacrament Registration

GODPARENTS: A person may only have one or two godparents (also called sponsors); if two are chosen, they must be male and female (canon 874). In order for someone to be eligible as a godparent, these are the requirements: 1.they be chosen by the parents; 2. Have the ability and the intention to fulfill the role; 3.be at least 16 years of age; and 4. Be a confirmed Roman Catholic, who has already received the Most Holy Eucharist and confirmation, is leading a life in harmony with the Catholic Faith (including Marriage) and will be a good role model for the one being baptized; 5. and be neither the father nor the mother of the child.

(A baptized person who belongs to another Christian community may be admitted only as a “Christian witness” (not a godparent) provided that there is at least one Roman Catholic godparent who fulfills the above criteria. A non-baptized person cannot be a witness.)