In order to provide a Letter of Eligibility signed from the Pastor you must be currently attending St. John's and registered for at least six months in the parish, along with meeting the Canonical Requirements for Catholics Eligible to Stand as Sponsor or Godparent. Please read carefully below.
A Letter of Eligibility from the Pastor is an official statement that You are eligibile to serve as Godparent as you truthfully:
PLEASE NOTE WELL:
An inactive Catholic
a baptized Catholic who is not practicing their faith,
and not a participating member of the parish,
therefore cannot acquire a Letter of Eligibility.
Again, this letter acknowledges that you are a member of St. John the Baptist Parish, are a practicing Catholic, are at least 16 years of age, Confirmed, (married in the Catholic Church if applicable), and have been an Active and participating member of the parish for at least six months.
Requests must be made no less than two weeks in advance by calling 215-482-4600, or by e-mailing
firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests are generally reviewed by the Pastor within a few days of your request.
Please include your name, phone number, the name of the person/child you are sponsoring, and the parish requesting the letter.