The Roman Catholic Diocese Of Lubbock
Most Reverend Robert M. Coerver, S.T.L., M.S.
Bishop Of Lubbock

Baptism Godparent’s Form

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Godparent/sponsor Information Form

This form needs to be completed by godparents/sponsors of the child to be baptized.
  • Canon Law #874 states that a godparent/sponsor: •Must be a practicing member of the Catholic Church. • Fully initiated into the Catholic Church. • Must have reached the age of 16 years.

  • Sponsors (Code of Cannon Law) Can. 872 Insofar as possible, a person to be baptized is to be given a sponsor who assists an adult in Christian initiation or together with the parents presents an infant for baptism. A sponsor also helps the baptized person to lead a Christian life in keeping with baptism and to fulfill faithfully the obligations inherent in it. Can. 873 There is to be only one male sponsor or one female sponsor or one of each. Can 874 To be permitted to take on the function of sponsor a person must: 1/be designated by the one to be baptized, by the parents or the person who takes their place, or in their absence by the pastor or minister and have the aptitude and intention of fulfilling this function: 2/ have completed the sixteenth year of age, unless the diocesan bishop has established another age, or the pastor or minister has granted an exception for a just cause: 3/ be a Catholic who has been confirmed and has already received the most holy sacrament of the Eucharist and who leads a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on: / not be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared; 5/ not be the father or mother of the one to be baptized.

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