I’m sorry if this question has already been answered, because I couldn’t find it. Our infant was born three months early, so we had an emergency Baptism for her in the NICU. Her priest from our parish was there, as well as my parents and my husband’s parents. She is now four months old and we have had one priest tell us that we need to have the rest of the Baptism completed, and another priest has told us that it isn’t necessary. It would be great if we could get a definitive answer.
- Do we need to have the ceremonial part completed?
- Do we need new sponsors, or are the parents considered sponsors or proxis? My mother and my husband’s mother were the only Catholics there. My father is not Catholic. I know that family members are generally discouraged to be the sponsors, but it was an emergency situation so I’m just not sure!!!