What does a godparent do during a christening? Traditionally the role of godparents is to be the 'sponsor' at the baptism and to speak on the child's behalf during the baptism service itself.
In this regard, what do godparents have to say at a Catholic christening?
Enquires of them what they ask of God's church for "name of child," or other such words. The parents might answer, "Baptism," or "Entrance into the Church," or another similar response. Then the priest asks the godparents if they are ready to help the parents in their Christian duty to the child.
Also, what happens in a christening?
A christening is a Christian ceremony where a baby is welcomed into a church congregation. The service features a blessing known as a baptism where the baby is marked with or submerged in water. Promises are made by the parents and godparents stating the child will be brought up within the Christian faith.
What do you write in a christening card from godparents?
From Godparents I am very honoured to be your Godmother and proud to celebrate this wonderful day with you. I am so proud to be your godparent. I hope to play a big part in your life and look forward to seeing you grow. I look forward to sharing and making lots of happy memories with you in the future.
Can a non Catholic be a godparent?
The Code of Canon Law (basically, the laws that govern the Church) state that godparents must be Confirmed* Catholics. It's simply not permitted for someone who is not a Confirmed Catholic.