Who may I choose as Godparents?
Choosing godparents is an important step in planning a baptism. Although it would be wonderful to offer this honor to your best friend, if he or she doesn’t share your religious beliefs or does not meet the qualifications set by the Catholic Church, they shouldn’t be your baby’s godparent. It’s vital to choose godparents who are practicing Catholics, since their role is to help your child live a devout Christian life. Generally, at least one godparent must be a confirmed Catholic in good standing and an active member of a parish.