Catholics Sponsors for Baptism or Confirmation
Church law directs that a Catholic sponsor must be:
The Catholic sponsor must obtain a Sponsor Certificate from their parish and submit this to St. Mary of the Falls two weeks prior to the Baptism.
Parishioners asked to be a Sponsor
If you are a member of St Mary of The Falls and have been asked to be a Sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation, please review the requirements stated above. If you are living according to the requirements, please call the parish office and arrange a time to stop by when one of the pastoral staff is available to provide you with your sponsor certificate.
The church reserves the priviledge of involvement by a non-Catholic party to act as a Christian Witness in place of one of the God Parents. This right is reserved for non-Catholic persons only. A non-Catholic may act as a sponsor for Baptism, only when accompanied by a practicing Catholic sponsor who is fulfilling each of the requirements stated above.
If a non-Catholic is chosen to act in this capacity, he or she must be a baptized Christian. In addition it is strongly recommended that he or she is:
No Sponsor Certificate is required of the non-Catholic sponsor.
If you have questions regarding Baptism or sponsors for Baptism or Confirmation, please call contact the parish office and speak with the pastoral staff.