baptism- only have females for godparents

Nikki - posted on 03/03/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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is this allowed? basically my only options are my two sisters to have as godparents? or my mother and father, but that's not normal, is it? what if i just don't have a male godfather for my child???

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Max - posted on 03/30/2009

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i was lucky our priest told us we could have as many godparents as we wanted as long as one was catholic. we were never told of what sex they had to be.



 

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Patty - posted on 03/28/2009

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I am a single Godmother to my Godson, and my sister and I are godparents to one of our neices.  Check with your church as to what they require.  Most likely only need one person who is Catholic

Laura - posted on 03/18/2009

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In our diocese you must be Catholic to be a Godparent. Someone that was baptized Christian can step in as a "Christian witness". My MIL did that and she calls herself his Godparent, but technically in the eyes of the church she is not.

Sarah Hubert - posted on 03/18/2009

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I have 4 godchildren - My sister and I are the godparents of our cousins Clayton. Moreover, I have never heard of a godparent having to be catholic to be a godparent. My dad is a godparent and he is not catholic....at the end of the day you do what you want and what you feel is right for you and your child.



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Julie - posted on 03/09/2009

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I think it is good to have male role-models for our children especially when it comes to faith.  I do however think that if you have no options, I don't see why you can't choose the right people for the job either male or female, don't know what it says about it in the Catechism, have to check.  Grandparents make GREAT Godparents if you have no other option either, I wish I had done that!

Laura - posted on 03/08/2009

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I just baptized my daughter and I only had my one sister baptize her. My parents are the Godparents to my nieces and nephews so I don't think that is awkward...I was wanting two of my sisters to baptize Emme, but the church said she couldn't have two Godmothers...Hope that helps.

Melissa - posted on 03/07/2009

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My priest said I had to have 2 godparents, which was a problem as I only had one practicing Catholic!  He was ok with the second being another denomination, as long as they had been baptised themselves.  I would have been happy with 2 godmothers, but my husband was very keen to have one of each, and as he doesn't really have much interest otherwise in the whole religion thing, that's what we've done... 

Katherine - posted on 03/04/2009

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The Church only requires one godparent as long as he/she is a baptized Catholic. We had this problem with our newest addition because we wanted my unmarried sister who came all the way from Wisconsin (to Quebec) with her fiance. Since her fiance is not yet Catholic, he could not be the godfather on paper, but we still had him stand with mys sister during the ceremony. I hope this helps. You should call your parish priest to see for sure what is allowed.

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I used my mother and father for godparents for my daughter.  I don't know if you have to have a male godfather or not.  Have you tried asking your priest? 

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