“…he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.” (John 1:33)
Question 1 : Who can be godparents?
Answer: Before answering the question, it is important to understand the role of a godparent. In the Baptism ceremony, a godparent will be asked to assure the proper education of the child in the teaching and living of the Catholic faith.While the parents are the primary educators of the faith, the godparent agrees to fulfill this obligation if the parents are absent or delinquent in their responsibilities. Having said this, it makes a great deal of sense that we can only expect that a practicing, confirmed Catholic will be able to fulfill this obligation.· For this reason, it is only natural that the Church requires that a godparent be at least 16 years old and be a confirmed, practicing Catholic. It is also required that the godparents model the family by one being male and one being female. In some family situations – particularly those of mixed faiths – a parent may want a non-Catholic to be a godparent. In these situations, the confirmed, practicing Catholic will be the godparent and the non-Catholic can be a witness to the baptism. A baptism officially needs only one practicing Catholic as a godparent.
Question 2 : How to go to Confession?
Answer: If you are a practicing Catholic, it is important to keep oneself in the state grace.·This is a challenge in everyone’s life.·It has been known for Popes to even go on a weekly basis, but what is important for you is that if you feel unworthy to receive the Eucharist, then you should go to Confession.·In Confession, talk about your situation with the priest and ask for Christ’s forgiveness. Confession can help us be aware of our own weaknesses, but at the same time help us grow stronger with the grace of God. Try to get into the habit of going once a month.
This video is a reminder and refresher about Confession:
Question 3 : Why attend classes on the Sacraments?
Answer: Parents need to know their responsibilities for training their children in the Sacraments. Being that parents are the primary educators of their children, classes provide continuing education for parents on the meaning and purpose of the Sacraments. In addition to the Sacraments, devotions for children are important as well. To learn about Adoration and Holy Hours, visit the website of Children of the Eucharist.