5.1.3 Qualifications and Duties of Godparents in Infant Baptism

1. The pastor is to see that godparents are qualified according to the canonical norms and that baptized non-Catholic witnesses are used only as those norms permit. [1]

2. When a godparent comes from outside the parish boundaries, his/her own pastor should testify to their suitability. [2]



[1] cc. 872-874; Ecumenical Directory, n. 98.

[2] Bishop Boyea, Friday email, 2/1/2013.


Date approved by Bishop


Posted by
Msgr. S. J. Raica, chancellor