Parents desiring the Sacrament of Baptism for their child(ren) must be registered in the parish and are required to attend a Baptism seminar. All Godparents residing in the Metro Atlanta area are also expected to attend the seminar. If it has been more than 3 years since you last attended a seminar you are required to attend a new seminar. If you are seeking the Sacrament of Baptism, please contact Deacon Steve Swope at 678.416.2661 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the Church Events Calendar, the bulletin, or call the Parish office to find out the date of the next Baptism seminar.
Choosing godparents should be performed with much prayer, careful thought and with greatest concern for your precious child.
Canon 873 There is to be only one male sponsor or one female sponsor or one of each.
Canon 874 §1. 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;
4/ not be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared;
5/ not be the father or mother of the one to be baptized.
§2. A baptized person who belongs to a non-Catholic ecclesial community is not to participate except together with a Catholic sponsor and then only as a witness of the baptism.