Baptismal Sponsor Affidavit


Affidavit to Serve as a Baptismal Sponsor (Godparent)

I RECOGNIZE that a baptismal sponsor has a special relationship with the person to be baptized. Throughout life the sponsor serves as a model of Christian living for the individual, especially as he/she later prepares for First Communion and Confirmation.

WITH THAT UNDERSTANDING, I recognize that in order to serve as a baptismal sponsor, a person must:

  • Be a Catholic who has been baptized, received the Eucharist and has been confirmed, and who is currently living a sacramental life (e.g., attending weekend Mass and Holy Days of Obligation, and receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation) and is not in an irregular marriage according to Church teaching;
  • Be at least sixteen years of age;
  • Not be a parent of the individual to be baptized.

I HEREBY TESTIFY that I fulfill the requirements and accept these responsibilities to serve in the ministry of baptismal sponsor.