What if I don’t have a copy of my baptismal certificate?
If you do not have access to your original baptismal certificate or a copy of the original, please contact the church where your Baptism took place and ask them to prepare a new certificate for you. Most churches will only require your name and the year of Baptism in order to look up the records.
If you were baptized at a military base chapel or overseas, please contact us and we can give you further guidance on obtaining a copy.
What are the requirements to be a Sponsor?
In order to be a Confirmation Sponsor, a person must be
- at least 18 years of age;
- a practicing Catholic who is baptized and confirmed and has received First Eucharist;
- someone other than the parents of the person to be confirmed; and
- leading a life in harmony with the Catholic faith and the role they are about to assume.
We ask for a letter from their parish stating that they are members of that parish and eligible to be a Sponsor.
How can potential Sponsors obtain a letter indicating that they are eligible to be godparents?
Parishes routinely provide these letters, so the simplest way is to ask your local parish.
How many Sponsors can (must) I have?
It is only required that there be one Sponsor, and that is the custom.