Parents preparing for Baptism of a child should contact the parish at least one month in advance for an appointment to have the child baptized. Parents meet with the pastoral administrator for a basic class on Baptism, fill out necessary paperwork, and learn specific requirements regarding the Godparents and procedure regarding the ritual. A short video is part of the training. (Godparents must be at least 16 years old, and they must be baptized, confirmed, practicing Catholics in good standing. One must be Catholic. You may have one Baptized Christian Witness who is not Catholic. Both must request a letter of recommendation from their pastors stating that they are members in good standing who would make good Godparents.