Christian Witness for Baptism





Baptism is a sacrament of initiation, which brings a person into union with Christ as a member of the Catholic Church. A godparent represents the Catholic Church at Baptism, and serves as a role model for the child by living a full Christian Life. Please note that godparents must themselves be baptized. Godparents should be at least 16 years of age and should have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Godparents' current lifestyles should be accord with the Catholic faith. There are usually two godparents. One of these must be a baptized, practicing Catholic: the other may be a baptized, practicing member of another Christian denomination. While this person is referred to as a "Christian Witness" on this form, his/her role in the Baptism ceremony is the same as the godparent. Likewise, the expectation is that this Christian Witness will be a Christian role model for this child.

TO BE COMPLETED BY CHRISTIAN WITNESS (If Catholic, do not compete this form; fill out "Godparent Eligibility Statement")

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