Sponsor/Godparent Requirements

In order to be permitted to take on the function of sponsor/god parent, you must:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be a Catholic who has been Confirmed and leads a life in keeping with the teachings of the Church
  • not be bound by any canonical penalty
  • not be the mother or father of the one to be Baptized

Baptism sponsors (godparents) must complete a sponsor form and have it signed and sealed by a priest from their parish.

Baptism/Confirmation Sponsor Form

For the complete text of the Canon Law regarding sponsors, please click here.