All parents must participate in a Baptismal Preparation Program (if possible before the birth of your child). The Godparents must have received Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation. A certificate of eligibility is required from the Roman Catholic parish he/she attends. If married, they must have been married only once in a Catholic Church, unless an annulment has been granted. If there are two Godparents, one must be male, the other female. The Church prefers two Godparents, but only one is required by Church Law.
Remember, the Sacrament of Baptism is a sacred event regulated by Church (Canon) law. Do not plan any activity until dates are confirmed. Questions? Phone Pastoral Center 732-251-4000.