The role of a Sponsor is an important one for the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation.
Today some may see the role as honorary, but the church sees the sponsor, popularly called a godparent, as a fully initiated Catholic who actively supports the newly Baptized or Confirmed by good example and instruction in the Christian life.
In order to be considered for the role of sponsor, the law of the Church directs that a person must be designated specifically by the parents, of the infant or the individual who is to be baptized or confirmed. To be a sponsor, a person must be: a Catholic, at least sixteen years of age, and have already received the Sacraments of Baptism, the Most Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. In addition, he or she must be leading a life in harmony with the Catholic faith and not be bound by any canonical penalty.
All persons requesting to be a sponsor must meet with our Pastor, Fr. Marc Swartvagher.
Please call the rectory to set up an appointment. 718-843-6218