Be a Catholic, who is at least 16 years of Age [unless the Diocesan Bishop or the Pastor has granted exception for a just cause Code of Canon Law 874]
Be a Fully Initiated Catholic Who Has Received the Sacraments of Initiation, Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist
Be a Person who leads "a life of faith in keeping with the function to be taken on" [Code of Canon Law 874]
Not be a parent of the Elect or Candidate
Because of the Deep Connection Between the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, the Church recommends that a Candidates Baptismal Godparents, be considered as Confirmation Sponsor [Code of Canon Law 893]
Once you have been requested to be a Godparent/Sponsor or have been assigned, as a Parish Godparent/Sponsor to a Catechumen or Candidate for Sacraments, a fully completed Cathedral Parish Sponsor Eligibility Form, for your Catechumen or Candidate, is required.
It follows that for eligibility, members are in good standing in their home parish. Feel free to contact our office with any questions regarding eligibility.
If you are a member of the Cathedral Parish, kindly just complete, sign and submit the original. We will have have it signed and checked for eligibility in the Cathedral Parish Registry.
If you are not a member of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Parish, you may utilize your home parish's Sponsor Eligibility Form or ours. Simply request a fully completed, original, signed and sealed form from your Parish Office or bring our Sponsor Eligibility form to your Parish Office for completion.
Bring the original to our Coordinator of Records in the Adult program or submit to your Child's Teacher/Catechist, in our Religious Education Program.
“Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.” St. Teresa of Calcutta
Be Part of Our Dynamic Team of Parish Sponsors
Is our Lord calling you to be part of our Dynamic Team of Parish Sponsors... right here in center city Philadelphia, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Parish?
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Parish 18th St. and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103
Religious Education Ministry Ministry Phone: 267.250.0074 Ministry Website: www.cathedralre.org