For those of you that have recently baptised your DC in a Catholic church, were any of you required to provide a "sponsorship letter"? If so, what exactly does that letter from your parish include?? It seems that every church I have called regarding a baptism has had a fairly difficult process just to apply for the baptism??!!!??
Re: ?? about Baptisms
we just had madys baptism on oct 26 - we did it at the same church we got married at - immaculate conception catholic church. we were not required to take a sponsorship letter, but then again we were married there.
i have heard of many places that are asking for this now though
I did not have to provide anything, but I think that may be because I went up to NJ to the church where I grew up and got married (and had almost every other sacrament), so they knew me and my whole family.
Like the others said, it is a letter from you parish, where you are an active parishner. If you are baptizing at a church that isn't your parish, that church will ask for this letter. As a godparent, we were asked for it too. Our trouble was that we weren't registered anywhere; we went to church and donated, but didn't officially belong to one parish. Luckily, the church we go to (St. Augustine in the Gables) was very understanding; when I explained to them the situation, they had me sign up and that day they had the letter ready for us.
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Ditto the girls. Sophia's Godparents had to get letters from their churches. We are members of our church so we were OK.
Similar to when we got married - neither of us got married in our parish so we had to provide letters from our home parish churches. Its very common and not really a big deal. The church's should provide it to you without a problem. Most just require that you go in person to pick it up.