My wife and I were named as Godparents for her sister’s oldest son when he was baptized as an infant 16 years ago. My wife is a practicing cradle Catholic and is very active in the church. I converted to Catholic at Easter 2007 and am now very active in the church also. We both work with the RCIA program, I am a facilitator/team member for the adults program, she works with the kids program because she used to teach CCD until this year.
I know that I was not really a godfather when my nephew was baptized, because I was not Catholic at the time. However, they used the term godfather at the time and for all I know the baptismal certificate lists me as godfather, I haven’t seen it so I don’t know.
My sister-in-law is not a practicing Catholic. Her husband is not a Catholic. Her boys only go to Faith Formation (CCD) classes because my wife has pushed her to sign them up and pulled some strings with the church to make sure they got in, even though there has been a waiting list in the past. My nephew is now saying that he does not like going to the Faith Formation classes and wants to drop out. Big Surprise.:rolleyes:
My question is am I now considered his godfather, having become Catholic, with all the responsibilities attendant to that role? I am at a point in my faith life where I think I could be beneficial to his faith development, but am unsure how to approach it. Does anyone have any good advice?