Do we need godparents?


#1

There doesn't seem to be anyone who who can be that we know.

My family live the other side of the country and my wifes family live in a different country.

I don't know any Catholics other than family.

So what to do?

Thanks.


#2

Talk to your pastor and see if he can recommend some couples and see if you can get to know them. Good luck and praying for your intentions.


#3

Is it just the distance that is preventing you from asking any one in the family? If they are Catholic, and can travel for the baptism, I don't think the distance would prevent them from being godparents.


#4

The Godparents are not required to be at the Baptism. If you know someone who would make a good Godparent that is far away geographically, you can have someone else stand in as a proxy at the actual Baptism. I don’t think either of my own godparents were present at my Baptism and my youngest son had one “in person” and one proxy.


#5

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