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How to be a Catholic Godparent
by Bairbre Cahill
Stapled A4 Paperback.
Published:10 October 2009
This A4 28 page book is typical of the Redemptorist charism of explaining what being a Catholic means in a way that is informative, supportive and does not dumb down our Faith and practices.
The potential Catholic Godparent finds out what is expected, and is encouraged to take this opportunity to develop their own relationship with God. We are taken through the Sacrament of Baptism step by step; we hear from parents, Godparents and the Godchildren about their feelings. There are suitable prayers, web links and suggestions as to how Godparents can help their Godchildren as they grow up.
The Godparent is not an honorary or social appointment. We clergy have probably become too lax ourselves when Godparents are mentioned; this booklet will give us all who are involved in a baby's Baptism, the confidence to restore this ministry within the Church.
Reviewer: J.Nicholas Latham (19/01/11)