Request a Letter of Suitability to Be a Godparent for Baptism

Welcome. Congratulations on being selected to serve as a godparent/sponsor. Some parishes require that those designated by parents or legal guardians of minors being baptized to serve as a godparent/sponsor present a letter of suitability. Please use this online form to request such a letter.

A godparent/sponsor must be a confimed Catholic who is at least 16 years of age. As the godparent/sponsor you will join with the parents or legal guardians in presenting the child for baptism and assist them in helping the baptized person to live a Christian life in keeping with baptism and to fulfill faithfully the obligations inherent in it. You must have already received the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist. You must take responsibility for your own life of faith to see that it is in keeping with serving as a godparent/sponsor. You must not be bound by any canonical penalty imposed or declared nor be the father or mother of the child being baptized.

Your Name and Contact Information
Please provide your name and contact information.
Name
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Address
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Phone -- ext
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E-mail
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Parish Membership
Please let us know which of our parishes you belong to.
Parish membership
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Information about the Baptism for this Request
Please provide information about the baptism for which this request is being made.
Name of the child to be baptized
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Date of the baptism //
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Name of the church where the baptism will take place
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Suitability to Be a Godparent
Please answer these questions to demonstrate your suitability to serve as a godparent/sponsor for baptism.
Are you prepared to join the parents/legal guardians in presenting this child for baptism?
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Are you prepared to help this child live a Christian life in keeping with baptism and to fulfill faithfully the obligations inherent in it?
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Are you at least 16 years of age?
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Are you a confirmed Catholic who receives the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist?
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Are you leading a life of faith in keeping with being a godparent/sponsor for baptism?
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Are you bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared?
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Are you the father or mother of the one to be baptized?
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Obtaining the Letter
If you meet the requirements to be a godparents/sponsor for baptism, please tell us how would you like to receive this letter.
How would you like to receive this letter?
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