Can my child be Baptised if I am not confirmed?
Must be at least 16 years of age. Must be a baptized Catholic who has completed the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. May not be the parent of the child being baptized. Only one male sponsor or one female sponsor or one of each.
What are the requirements for baptism in the Catholic church?
There are only two primary prerequisites for a baby to be baptized: First, at least one parent or caregiver must give their consent that the child be baptized; second, there must be some indication that the child will be brought up within the Catholic faith. The child must also have at least one godparent or sponsor.
Do both godparents have to be Catholic to baptize a baby?
Baptized non-Catholic Christians may not be “official” godparents for the record book, but they may be Christian witnesses for your child. People who are not baptized Christians cannot be sponsors for baptism, since they themselves are not baptized.
Can anyone baptise a baby Catholic?
The baptism does not need to be performed by a priest; any baptized Christian (even a non-Catholic) can perform a valid baptism.
How do I get my baby Baptised?
Having said that, the requirements for a child being baptised in the Catholic Church are fairly straightforward:
- At least one parent must be a baptised Roman Catholic.
- You must be willing to bring your child up in the Catholic Church.
- You must live in the Parish.
When should a baby be baptized Catholic?
In the same section mentioned above, the document notes clearly, “An infant should be baptized within the first weeks after birth” (No. 8.3). This teaching is also captured in canon law: “Parents are obliged to take care that infants are baptized in the first few weeks” (Canon 867).
Do Catholic babies get baptized or christened?
Christening refers to the naming ceremony (to “christen” means to “give a name to”) where as baptism is one of seven sacraments in the Catholic Church. In the sacrament of Baptism the baby’s name is used and mentioned, however it is the rite of claiming the child for Christ and his Church that is celebrated.
Why do babies get baptized in the Catholic Church?
Because babies are born with original sin, they need baptism to cleanse them, so that they may become adopted sons and daughters of God and receive the grace of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said that the kingdom of God also belongs to children (see Mt 18:4; Mk 10:14).
Can I be a godparent without being christened?
“The only requirement for godparents is that they should have been baptised. A Muslim or a Hindu cannot strictly speaking be a godparent, nor can a secularist who has not been baptised.”
“The permission granted to men on earth called or ordained to act for and in behalf of God the Father or Jesus Christ in doing God’s work” (Guide to the Scriptures, “Authority,” scriptures.ChurchofJesusChrist.org). Joseph Smith—History 1:71, footnote.