- A mature Catholic who will establish a lifelong faith relationship and be willing to walk with the child in their faith journey.
- A Catholic role model for the child.
3. A Catholic who is at least 16 years old (Canon 874, §1, 2°) and has received already the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of the Eucharist and who leads a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on (Canon 874, §1, 3°).
4. Be a practicing Catholic who attends Mass regularly.
5. Knows, understands and participates in the Catholic Church community.
6. If the Godparent is married, the marriage must be a valid and recognized marriage in the Catholic Church.
7. Cannot be the father or mother of the one to be baptized (Canon 874, §1, 5°).
8. Only with a Catholic Godparent can a baptized, non-Catholic person serve as a Christian witness of the baptism (Canon 874, §2).
- A Catholic who lacks the requirements to be a Godparent or a Catholic who is now practicing a non-Catholic faith cannot serve as a Christian witness.