I REALLY wanted an answer to this question so I came to the one place that I thought could answer this. Here it goes:
Like many I was raised Catholic and then my path led me away from the church for a long time. Up to that point I had gotten as far as Communion in my sacraments. Later in life, I came back to the church but have still not, as of yet, made my Confirmation.
Anyway, 14 years ago (well after my Communion) I was asked to be a Godfather by a member of my family. I never went to a class, never made my confirmation, never attended a ceremony, yet my parents and family all have told me for years I’m this relatives’ Godfather.
Can this be possible? How so, if I never attended a class or made my Confirmation?
I ask because I’m about to have my first child and am in the process of preparing for their Baptism. In preparing I spoke to my local parish and they told me of the requirements. This left me wondering about my own status as a Godfather.
Did the rules to become a Godparent change in the last decade? Or has is always been required that the Godparents have had their Confirmation and attend classes?
Does anybody have an answer?