Who officiated at this baptism? (need help with handwriting)

What is the role of a godparent sponsor?

godparent, formally sponsor (from Latin spondere, “to promise”), masculine godfather, feminine godmother, in Christianity, one who stands surety for another in the rite of baptism.

Who can be a sponsor at a Catholic baptism?

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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 does a sponsor do at a christening?

Anyone seeking to join the Catholic Church — catechumen, candidate, even a baptized Catholic child attending a confirmation or religious education class – has a sponsor, someone who helps guide them on their faith journey. The sponsor is the face of the Church.

What do you write in a priest baptism card?

I am grateful to you, Pastor, for all that you do and for being the one to baptize me. I am glad you were able to perform my baptism! I’ve learned so much from your messages this past year. I ready to declare my love and devotion to Jesus publicly.

What do godparents do at baptism?

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.

What are the requirements for godparents?

Godparents must be practicing Catholics who are at least 16 years of age and must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. If married, the godparent must be married in the Catholic Church or had their marriage blessed by the Catholic Church.

How do I choose a baptism sponsor?

The church prefers that the godparents at baptism serve again as the sponsor at confirmation. You may choose as your sponsor, your brother, sister, godfather, godmother, aunt, uncle, cousin, friend, neighbour who meets these requirements. Your parents, step-parents, foster parents, or guardians may NOT act as sponsors.

Can Grandparents be baptism sponsors?

Yes, a grandparent can be the godparent of a child as long as they are at least 16 years of age, a confirmed Catholic who has received the Eucharist, not under any canonical penalty, and not the parent of the child.

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