The Role & Requirements of the
The Sacrament of Baptism requires the selection of at least one official Godparent, but two (one from each sex) can serve. Parents should ensure that the person(s) they desire to serve in this role for their children are FULLY QUALIFIED BEFORE asking them. No more than two official Godparents can be listed in the Baptismal Register.
Although certainly an’ honor’ to be selected and serve as a Godparent, the role is not merely ‘honorary.’ Because Godparents serve in an important and official role not only for the child(ren) but also for the Church, they must:
Be at least be 16 years of age themselves;
Have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist;
Live a life in harmony with the Church, which means they actively practice their faith, support and are involved in the life of their parish.