Parents of an infant or child to be Baptized must choose one (1) or at most two (2) Sponsors, or Godparents. (Adults may choose their own Baptismal Sponsor.) If a parent chooses one (1) sponsor, they may be either male or female; if two (2), then the parent must choose one (1) male & (1) female.*
Sponsors must have a permission from their parish priest in order to assure that they are in good standing with the Church. This can be obtained from the Pastoral Office/Rectory of their parish.
If a potential sponsor is an active parishioner of Our Lady of Peace & Safe Journey, they may obtain and fill out aSponsorship Application at the Pastoral Office. Sponsors are also encourage to register with the parish if they have not done so already.
Potential Sponsors usually meet with the Pastor for a brief meeting.
*Note: previous practice or local custom may have allowed for more than two godparents, however the practice of the Church has always acknowledged two godparents, and no more. A practical example for this norm is this; when we are born we have only two parents, therefore only two sponsors are necessary since they are, in a sense, a model of our birth parents.