The Rite of Baptism requires parents to select “Godparents” for the child being presented at baptism.

Q: What are the responsibilities of a Godparent?

A: The first responsibility of a catholic godparent is to profess the Catholic faith in the name of the child to be baptized. Throughout the child’s life, godparents are involved in their catechetical education and provide a lived example of the Catholic faith.

Q: Can a non-Catholic person be a Godparent?

A: Only a fully initiated practicing Roman Catholic can be a godparent.  However, a non-Catholic, baptized Christian who accepts responsibility for helping raise the child to live a Christian life can participate in the Rite of Baptism as a “Christian Witness””, so long as a Catholic godparent is also present.

St. Basil’s welcomes godparents to attend our baptism preparation classes. If you have been asked to be a godparent and you are required you to participate in a Baptism preparation course please feel free to join in one of our upcoming sessions.

To enrol in our baptism preparation course, you can contact our Office Manager: Margaret D’Elia or complete the form below.