My nephew is getting baptized next week and my sister told me that I need to get a letter of good standing from my church in order to be the godfather. The problem is that I have been attending a new (Catholic) church that is just 10 minutes from my house as opposed to driving the 40 minutes to my old (Catholic) church of which I am a member. This has been for the last 2-3 years and I never got around to changing my membership. When I called the old church, the secretary said they couldn’t give me a letter because there is no record of me making contributions each week. (I’ve been giving cash to the new church whenever I attend.) Needless to say, I got into it with the secretary who says that she was given authority to determine if somebody is in good standing (which I find hard to believe). The lady from the old church suggested I call the new church. I think they would be less likely to do so. And I’m not a very social person. I attend mass every week and then leave. So I’m not sure I could get anybody to vouch for me.
I was just told by my sister about the requirement of a letter last week for a baptism which is next week. I’m not sure what, if anything, can be done at this point.