What is Sponsorship?

People are asked to stand for the Catholic Faith at the time of Baptism and Confirmation.  This is a great honor which carries serious responsibility.  Godparents and sponsors are chosen because they are committed and practicing Catholics, to which their pastor will testify.  A person is eligible to be a godparent or sponsor only if they attend mass according to the precepts of the Church, give good witness to the faith, and have received the sacrament of Confirmation.  Your pastor will likely ask to meet with you before issuing a sponsor certificate.  St. Boniface parish requires Godparents and parents to attend a pre-baptismal class.

Learn more about Baptism here.