Baptismal Certificates of Catholic and Non-Catholic individuals. However, baptismal certificates are not required if the baptism occurred in the parish of the priest completing the pre-nuptial investigation, and the marriage is occurring within the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. A WITNESS FORM must be completed if no certificate is ... A non-Catholic Christian may be a Christian witness together with a Catholic godparent, if baptized and a practicing member of another denomination. To schedule a baptism, contact the parish office at 515-244-3101. Baptisms and Baptismal Preparation in Spanish are scheduled through Deacon Frank Lopez, 515-371-2575, after the requirements are met.
@Flimzy I don't think so, because a “mixed marriage” (i.e., between a Catholic and a baptized non-Catholic) is different from a marriage with disparity of cult (Catholic with a non-baptized person). – AthanasiusOfAlex Jul 3 '15 at 6:25 Apr 21, 2009 · But the priest also told us that there is a difference between non-Catholics. He said that if the non-Catholic is Eastern Orthodox or Greek Orthodox they can be a godparent. But if the godparent is another Christian religion that they can only technically be a "Christian witness" to the baptism. A baptized non-Catholic Christian, i.e. a baptized non-Catholic Christian maybe a witness to the baptism, and only together with a Catholic sponsor. Non-Catholics and non-Christians may not be sponsors for baptism and confirmation.
Other non-Catholic Christians may serve as a Christian Witness for the baptism, provided a Catholic godparent is chosen for that child as well. Godparents may not be the child’s mother or father. Godparents are welcomed and encouraged to accompany parents at the baptism class. * A baptized, non-Catholic Christian (provided they were never Catholic) may act as a Christian witness for Baptism if alongside of a Catholic godparent. For Confirmation however, the Church only envisions a Catholic sponsor. Catholic Sponsor’s (Godparent’s) Statement of Faith (There is a section on the back for a non-Catholic Christian ... They may be married or single, but may not be married outside the Catholic Church. Non-Catholic Christians can be present as a Christian witness, but because they are not prepared to share the fullness of the Catholic faith, cannot serve as godparents.
Christian Witness Eligibility Statement for a Baptized non-Catholic Currently Attending a Christian Church Baptism is a sacrament of initiation, which brings a person into union with Christ as a member of the Catholic Church. A godparent represents the Catholic Church at Baptism, and then serves as a role Can. 874 §2 CIC establishes that a baptized non-Catholic may be admitted as witness to baptism on1y together with a Catholic sponsor. In this sense, our Pontifica} Council considers that, given the particu1ar ro1e of the sponsor, two baptized non-Catholics may be admitted as witnesses to baptism there is a Catholic sponsor. A baptized person who belongs to another Christian community may be admitted only as a “Christian witness” (not a godparent) provided that there is at least one Roman Catholic godparent who fulfills the above criteria. A non-baptized person cannot be a witness (Code of Canon Law, cc. 872-874; Catechism of the Catholic Church 1255). Rather than two godparents, you may have a godparent and a Christian Witness for your child’s baptism. A Christian Witness is a person who is a non-Catholic, baptized Christian of another faith. A Christian Witness does not need any certification documentation. The name of the Christian Witness will not appear on the Baptismal Certificate. Can. 874 §2 CIC establishes that a baptized non-Catholic may be admitted as witness to baptism on1y together with a Catholic sponsor. In this sense, our Pontifica} Council considers that, given the particu1ar ro1e of the sponsor, two baptized non-Catholics may be admitted as witnesses to baptism there is a Catholic sponsor.
A Christian Witness is a non-Catholic member of another Christian religion. (Catholics who are non-practicing, not Confirmed, or otherwise do not qualify to serve as Godparents may not serve as a Christian Witness). During the Baptism Ceremony, Godparents and Christian Witnesses publicly renew their own Baptismal Promises and commitment to Christ. To the Catholic Church, original sin isn’t a personal sin of the unborn, but a sin transmitted from generation to generation by birth. All men and women are born with original sin, and only Baptism can wash it away. Baptism can be regarded as a vaccine against sin.
A Catholic may act as witness at a non-Catholic baptism, but not as a sponsor. The only situation in which a Catholic may be a godparent (sponsor) in "another ecclesial Community" is in an Eastern Orthodox Church "if he/she is so invited" (Directory for the Application of the Principles and Norms of Ecumenism, 98, a, b). A non-Catholic may act as a Christian Witness, only when accompanied by a practicing Catholic sponsor who fulfills each of the requirements stated above. If a person has ever been baptized Catholic, even if they were not raised in the Catholic Church, may not serve as a Christian Witness. A Christian who is not Catholic, although perhaps a very holy, Christian, cannot fully attest to the beliefs of the Catholic Church. Likewise, a Catholic can only be a Christian witness for someone who is baptized into another Christian denomination. ( Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity,...
A non-Catholic Christian may only be a witness, together with a Catholic godparent (sponsor), in a Catholic baptism. A former Catholic who now practices another religion may not serve as a Christian Witness nor as a godparent (sponsor). Any questions concerning non-Catholic participation in baptism should be referred to the parish. A former Catholic, a non-baptized person, or someone who does not live a virtuous Christian life can never be a Christian witness. Church law requires that at least one Baptismal Godparent or sponsor be a practicing Roman Catholic, i.e., one who attends Mass, participates in the Sacramental life of the Church, and has received all the Sacraments of Initiation. Only one Catholic sponsor is required, so had you been baptized into another Christian faith you could serve as a Christian Witness to the baptism. But an unbaptised person cannot be a Christian Witness.