In medieval Germany, would a baptismal sponsor have to be confirmed?

Do you need a sponsor for baptism?

The church requires at least one godparent who is a practicing, confirmed Catholic age 16 or older. That godparent’s name is entered into the parish record book as the “official” godparent or sponsor for baptism.

What is the role of a baptismal sponsor?

Sponsors (godparents) for infant baptism

By the fifth century, St. Augustine had proposed that someone other than a parent act as a child’s baptismal sponsor, someone who could provide Christian direction for the child in event of the parent’s death.

What do godparents do at a christening UK?

What does a godparent do during a christening? Traditionally the role of godparents is to be the ‘sponsor’ at the baptism and to speak on the child’s behalf during the baptism service itself.

Do you need a sponsor for confirmation?

The Catholic Church requires the following of sponsor:

Your sponsor must be practicing his/her faith, that is, a faithful Catholic who attends Sunday Mass on a regular basis. Your sponsor must be someone besides your parents. The church prefers that the godparents at baptism serve again as the sponsor at confirmation.

Can a non Catholic be a sponsor for confirmation?

A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic ecclesial community may not be admitted except as a witness to baptism and together with a Catholic sponsor.” The Code also notes, “It is desirable that the one who undertook the role of sponsor at baptism be sponsor for confirmation” (CIC 893 §2).

What is a confirmation sponsor?

The primary role of a sponsor is to help in preparing the confirmation and vouch for the readiness and beliefs of the candidates. A sponsor will bring the candidate to the priest to be anointed. The sacrament of confirmation plays a vital role in creating a strong spiritual bond between the candidate and the sponsor.

What is a sponsor certificate for baptism?

In order to be a sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation, the person selected must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. 3. Persons designated as sponsors must be practicing Catholics and be registered in their parish.

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