We are unable to provide a Letter of Eligibility signed from the Pastor if you are not registered for at least six months in the parish.  Please read carefully below.



An inactive Catholic

that is, 
a baptized Catholic who is not practicing their faith,
and not a participating member of a parish,
therefore cannot acquire a Letter of Eligibility.




A Letter of Eligibility from the Pastor is an official statement that You are eligibile to serve as Godparent as you truthfully:

  1. Are 16 years of age or older,
  2. Are fully initiated by having received the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist, Confirmation and Marriage (if applicable) in the Catholic Church;
  3. Participate in Sunday Mass, regular reception of the sacraments of Penance and Holy Eucharist, and parish life
  4. Are living in conformity with church teaching in Married / Single life 


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 a member of the parish for at least six months.  


Requests by ACTIVE PARISHIIONERS FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS must be made no less than two weeks in advance by calling 215-482-4600, or by e-mailing  

Please include your name, phone number, the name of the person/child you are sponsoring, and the parish requesting the letter.  







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