Being a godparent is more than a cultural or symbolic role played out on the day of Baptism. Lucas Pollice dismantles the myths and answers these practical questions:
What roles do godparents play on the day of Baptism?
How are godparents called to impact the spiritual growth and well-being of the one being baptized?
What kinds of things can godparents do for the baptized, beyond the occasional card or gift?
Why doesn't the Church allow just anyone to be a godparent?
How can parents discern the best godparent for their child?
How do both the parents and godparents fit within the community of faith?
By the end, godparents will understand the necessity and responsibilities of their role for teaching, living, and protecting the faith of the baptized.