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5 hours ago According to Canon Law 874, Godparents must be at least sixteenyears of age and fully initiatedin the Roman Catholic Church. This means they have received all three Sacraments of Initiation, which are Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. Godparents must also be active Catholics in a state of grace.

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9 hours ago The Code of Canon Law (c. 874§2) allows the participation of “a baptized member of a non-Catholic ecclesial community” but only “together with a Catholic sponsor and then only as a witness of the baptism.”. Thus, there is a distinction between a godparent and a Christian witness. It appears that the church law has a preference for a

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9 hours ago The following is a review of the Church Law regarding the requirements for Godparents. Prayerfully select 1 or 2 Catholic Godparents. At least two weeks before the date of the baptism, Godparents must submit a letter of eligibility from his or her parish indicating that he or she meets the below requirements.

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1 hours ago What are the requirements to be a godparent? A godparent should be a confirmed, Catholic Christian who is at least 16 years of age, and who faithfully practices and believes in the Catholic faith as a participating member of a parish community. How many godparents should there be? Church law only requires you to have one godparent; however, it has been tradition to have …

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2 hours ago Answer: The Code of Canon Law requires godparents for infant baptism “insofar as possible” (CIC 872); they are not an absolute requirement for valid baptism. To be a godparent, a person must be one “who leads a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on” (CIC 874 §1).

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1. Each child may have a Godfather and a Godmother, but only one Godparent is necessary.
2. Each Godparent must register for a Baptism Preparation Class. To register for the class at St. ...
3. The Godparent or Godparents must be at least 16 years old.
4. To be a Godparent, one must be a fully initiated Catholic (baptized, confirmed, and received Eucharist).

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Just Now All godparents and sponsors need to have undergone their own Baptism, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation. Candidates need to be no less then 16 years of age and carry the maturity required to fulfill the role. All candidates are expected to live a life of faith in accordance with the teaching of the church, and be the exemplary role model that a

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7 hours ago Canon 874.1 follows from the Church’s theological understanding of godparents as a matter of course. It states that a godparent must be a Catholic who has been confirmed, has already made his First Holy Communion, and who leads a life of faith compatible with the duty to be taken on ( c. 874.1 n. 3, emphasis added).

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2 hours ago [Canon Law # 874.1.5] f. "A baptised person who belongs to a non-catholic ecclesial community may be admitted only in company with a catholic Sponsor, and then simply as a witness to the baptism." [Canon Law # 874.2] Q. 2. Is there any regulations that disqualifies a person as a Godparent? A. 2. Yes, what follows is a list of personal

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8 hours ago The Church assigned 16 as the general norm, but your priest can decide if the child chosen to be a godparent is mature enough to handle the responsibility. The reason for this norm is as follows: the Church assigns a specific role to the godparent, which is to help in the spiritual formation of the child.

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9 hours ago and Confirmation in the Catholic Church. 4. FREEDOM TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENTS: The godparent is a practicing Catholic who is free to receive Holy Communion when he or she attends Mass. 5. MARITAL STATUS: A Catholic godparent who is married must be in a marriage that is recognized by the Catholic Church.

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2 hours ago Eucharist in the Catholic Church. 4. FREEDOM TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENTS: The godparent is a practicing Catholic who is free to receive Holy communion when he or she come to Mass. MARITAL STATUS: A Catholic godparent who is married must be in a marriage that is recognized by the Catholic 5. Church.

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3 hours ago First and foremost, the role of a godparent is to help the child grow in the practice of the Catholic faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says “the godfather and godmother . . . must be firm believers, able and ready to help the newly baptized-child or adult on the road to Christian life. Their task is a truly ecclesial function

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1 hours ago There must be at least one Catholic godparent, but the maximum is two. One of those two may serve as Christian Witness. Further, if there are two, one must be male and one must be female. What is a Christian Witness? A Christian Witness is a baptized Christian, non-Catholic. They may serve as a Christian Witness, but not a Godparent.

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Just Now The godparent must be at least 16 years of age. 4. The godparent must be a practicing Catholic, who is registered in a parish, attends Mass on Sundays and holy days, receives the sacraments on a regular basis and contributes to the church as one is able. 5. If married, the sponsor must have followed the laws of the church concerning marriage.

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7 hours ago As a Godparent, your responsibility is to foster the faith of your godchild and to reflect to your godchild the meaning of life of Catholic discipleship. The Code of Canon Law (Church Law) specifies the requirements for serving as a Godparent (Canon 874): You may not be.the parent of the person being baptized; you

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5 hours ago According to Canon Law, you are required to have at least one active, confirmed Roman Catholic Godparent who is in good standing with the Church. You, as parents, may choose two Godparents, however there can only be one female godparent and one male godparent. Question #2: What is a Christian Witness?

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7 hours ago The Church has provided guidelines to help parents choose the best possible godparents for their children. In recognizing the importance of the godparent and their duties: Godparent/Sponsor must be at least 16 years old. Godparent/Sponsor must be in good standing with the Catholic Church. Must be a practicing Catholic (Attend Sunday Mass weekly).

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6 hours ago As the Catechism of the Catholic Church notes, “faith must grow after baptism,” which indicates the important role that a sponsor is to play in the ongoing spiritual development of the newly baptized person (CCC 1254-1255). Thus Andy’s understanding of the general role of a Catholic child’s godparents is essentially on the mark.

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2 hours ago 3. The Godparent or Godparents must be at least 16 years old. 4. To be a Godparent, one must be a fully initiated Catholic (baptized, confirmed, and received Eucharist). 5. A Godparent must be leading a sacramental life in harmony with the church. This means they are attending Mass regularly and receiving the sacraments.

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4 hours ago A godparent is a baptized Catholic who has received the sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist in the Catholic Church. A godparent is a practicing Catholic who is free to receive Holy Communion when he or she comes to Mass. A godparent who is married must be in a marriage that is recognized by the Catholic Church.

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8 hours ago A: There was a general restriction on priests, religious and other consecrated souls acting as godparents that stemmed from the 1917 Code of Canon Law. Canon 766, Nos. 4 and 5, specified that for a religious to be a godparent, it required an urgent necessity and the approval of the superiors. A deacon or priest also required the authorization

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4 hours ago The Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church has a whole chapter on godparents—"sponsors" is the technical term—but before we go there, let's talk about the Catholic theology of baptism. The Catholic understanding of baptism differs from that of some Protestant denominations in that Catholics consider baptism as a necessary thing.

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3 hours ago A. 1. Godparent cannot be present in person, he or she may appoint another person to serve as a proxy (appointed replacement). But the appointment must be made in such a way that there is certainty as to the person who takes the responsibility as Godparent. Ordinarily the appointment of the proxy should

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5 hours ago The role of the godparent for baptism is rooted in the role of the sponsor in the catechumenate, which originated in the early Church. Recall that until the year 313, the Church was under the persecution of the Roman Empire and had to be cautious in conducting its affairs so as to prevent pagan infiltration and persecution.

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3 hours ago Confirmation and Holy Eucharist in the Catholic Church. 4. FREEDOM TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENTS: The godparent/sponsor is a practicing Catholic who is free to receive Holy Communion when he or she comes to Mass. 5. MARITAL STATUS: A Catholic godparent/sponsor who is married, must be in a marriage that is recognized by the Catholic

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2 hours ago It is the duty of Christian godparents to assist the parents with this all-important task. The godparent is “able and ready to help the newly baptized . . . on the road of the Christian life” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1255).Godparents cannot give or …

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3 hours ago Godparents must meet all of the following criteria, which are established by universal Church law (Canon 874) and which do not vary from place to place. Godparents must: (a) be Catholic. (b) have been baptized, confirmed and receive Communion. (c) be 16 or older (although there may be exceptions to this rule at the discretion of the bishop)

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8 hours ago For a Catholic baptism, only a Catholic can take on this responsibility. Below is a Canon Law citation regarding the selection of godparents. Can. 872 – Insofar as possible, a person to be baptized is to be given a sponsor who assists an adult in Christian initiation or together with the parents presents an infant for baptism.

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6 hours ago I wanted my sister and brother in law to be the godparents. My brother-in-law is Protestant and my sister is Catholic. My sister was baptized and received Communion in the Catholic Church but she did not complete her Confirmation. Now, we were told that it was necessary that at least one of the godparents must be a Catholic who has attained the

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3 hours ago The Great Joy of Being a Godparent. Louise Merrie. For me, being a godparent is a great blessing and also a great responsibility. It is a blessing because it has given me the opportunity to have spiritual children and to become part of my godchildren’s families. It is a responsibility because of the promises I made.

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Just Now Requirements For Being A Godparent. “Be not less than 16 years of age, unless a different age has been stipulated by the diocesan bishop, or unless the parish priest or the minister considers that there is a just reason for an exception to be made; “be a Catholic who has been confirmed and has received the blessed Eucharist, and who lives a

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8 hours ago The role of the godparent for baptism is rooted in the role of the sponsor in the catechumenate, which originated in the early Church. Recall that until the year 313, the Church was under the

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4 hours ago Rather, the Church literally heals what was lacking at the time of consent by retroactively granting a dispensation from the Canonical Form of marriage and permission to marry outside the Church. Let me explain…. Catholics are required by Canon Law to be married in a Catholic Church, according to the Catholic form of marriage.

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1 hours ago A godparent must be Catholic. A baptized Catholic above the age of 16 years old and also has completed the sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. A baptized non-Catholic may not be a godparent but can serve as a witness along with a Catholic godparent. Not the Parent. Godparents cannot be the parent of the child that is baptized.

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5 hours ago Canon law says godparents must be practicing Catholics, be at least 16 years old (with some exceptions) and have received the three sacraments of initiation (baptism, confirmation and the

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7 hours ago CODE OF CANON LAW. TABLE OF CONTENTS. INTRODUCTION. BOOK I. GENERAL NORMS. TITLE I. ECCLESIASTICAL LAWS (Cann. 7 - 22) TITLE II. CUSTOM (Cann. 23 - 28) TITLE III. GENERAL DECREES AND INSTRUCTIONS (Cann. 29 - 34)

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1 hours ago The ritual requirement is that godparents be baptismal sponsors, standing with the family when the baby is baptized into Christianity. The Catholic Church requires there to be at least one godparent, though there can be two, of opposite sexes. …

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5 hours ago Godparents Law and Legal Definition. A godparent is chosen by the parents of a newborn Catholic. Under Canon Law 872-874, there are specific requirements to qualify as a godparent. Only one godparent is required, but two are allowed if they are of the opposite sex. If there is only one, a Christian witness might be asked.

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6 hours ago They are as follows: For additional questions, contact Denise Contino, Director, Department of Catechesis, 609-403-7179, [email protected]

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3 hours ago All too often, Catholic family members don’t fit the criteria specified for godparents/sponsors from the Catechism (emphasis mine): 1255 For the grace of Baptism to unfold, the parents’ help

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8 hours ago A Godparent cannot be expected to mentor a Godchild if the Godparent himself/herself hasn’t received all of the sacraments of initiation. A person who is not a Catholic but is a member of a Christian Church with a valid baptism and who has received that valid Baptism in their own church can act as a Christian Witness for the child.

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9 hours ago For this reason, a Godparent must be a fully initiated Catholic (received Baptism, Confirmation, and 1st Communion) and be an active and participating member of the Church. (A good check for this is to see if they are living the Five Precepts of the Church —see the Catechism of the Catholic Church #2041-2043 )

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7 hours ago Response to Non catholic Godparents I think this is a silly rule on behalf of the Catholic church. I was raised Catholic and plan to raise my child Catholic. And, I also want non-catholics to serve as the godparents because they are best suited for it. Afterall, Jesus was not Catholic and he was baptized.

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1 hours ago Catholic Godparent is present. The non-Catholic should be an active and participating member of his/her Christian community. This restriction ensures that whoever is appointed as godparent, that person will be able to represent and attest to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, the community of faith in which the child is being baptized. 7.

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1 hours ago Answer (1 of 3): Here are Canon Laws regarding God parents They must be 16 years or older There must be one an and one woman One must be an actively participating Catholic The other if not Catholic must be a baptized Christian. They cannot be the parents of the child. If the grandparents me

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Just Now According to the Catholic Church, a child can have up to two godparents (and in that case, they must be a man and woman), but only one is required. … And of course, if you like the idea of naming non-religious godparents, you can have as many as you’d like.

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3 hours ago It is the duty of Christian godparents to assist the parents with this all-important task. The godparent is “able and ready to help the newly baptized . . . on the road of the Christian life” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1255).Godparents cannot give …

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What is the role of godparents in the catholic church?

The principal responsibility of a godparent is to give witness to the Catholic faith by his/her words and actions. The role is, together with the parents, to present the child for baptism, and to help it to live a Christian life. befitting the baptized and faithfully to fulfill the duties inherent in baptism.

Are there requirements for being a godparent?

Requirements for Godparents

  1. Each child may have a Godfather and a Godmother, but only one Godparent is necessary.
  2. Each Godparent must register for a Baptism Preparation Class. To register for the class at St. ...
  3. The Godparent or Godparents must be at least 16 years old.
  4. To be a Godparent, one must be a fully initiated Catholic (baptized, confirmed, and received Eucharist).

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Do both godparents have to be catholic?

Actually, only one godparent need be Catholic, because only one of the two chosen is the official godparent. The other is registered as a witness and can be any Christian faith at all.

Who can be a godparent?

In both religious and civil views, a godparent tends to be an individual chosen by the parents to take an interest in the child's upbringing and personal development, and to take care of the child should anything happen to the parents. A male godparent is a godfather, and a female godparent is a godmother.

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