Who do you normally ask to be godparents?
Godparents must be chosen by the parents or guardian and cannot be the child’s mother or father. They should also be at least 16 years old and must be an active member of the church who has received the sacraments of confirmation and communion.
When should you ask godparents?
Most people wait until after their child is born, but some prefer to choose godparents during the pregnancy. If you’re planning a baptism or other formal ceremony for your new arrival, be sure to ask your godparents at least a few months in advance so that they have plenty of time to make arrangements to be attendance.
How do you turn down godparents?
When it comes to turning down a godparentship you should gently take responsibility for the choice, saying something like ‘I’m so excited to get to know her and be in her life, but I’m not sure that I’m organised enough to be a formal godparent – I’d hate to let her down. ‘
What do you write in a godparent card?
As your Godparent, on your special day, I am honored and feel blessed to be a part of your future. For you, I’ll do my best. May the grace and blessings you receive from God, guide you throughout your life! I am honored and blessed to be your Godparent, and look forward to a special relationship with you!