What Is a Godparent/Sponsor

Godparents officially represent the Church by witnessing what it means to live a baptized life, confirmed in the Holy Spirit and faithfully participating in the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist, the source and summit of the Christian life.

I can truthfully state all of the following:

  • I am at least 16 years of age.
  • I am a registered member of my parish.
  • I am an active member at my parish. [financial support and involvement in ministries]
  • I have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion.
  • Relationship status:
           I am married, and I married within the Catholic Church. 
           I am unmarried, nor am I co-habitating with my significant other [living together under the same roof].
  • I am committed to my Catholic faith.
  • I attend and participate in weekly Sunday Mass.
  • I receive the God's mercy in Confession regularly and the Eucharist as often as possible.
  • I witness to the teachings of the Catholic Church by the way I life my life as a disciple of Jesus Christ.


Steps to Ministering as an Official Godparent:

  1. Complete the St. Helen Godparent/Sponsor Documentation form in its entirety [complete with seal from parish] and submit.
  2. Register, Attend and Participate in the Godparent Baptism class.  Bring proof of Reception of the Initiation sacraments [certificates and/or pictures] to the class.
  3. Be a Catholic witness as a model of faith, committed and active Catholic, and a support to our faith to the person[s] you desire to minister to throughout their life.