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Posted: April 28 2008 at 5:58am | IP Logged Quote LucyP

Our children are due to be baptised soon, hopefully in May. The thing that puzzles us is God parents. My mother (who is lapsed Catholic) will be a "Christian witness godparent" - maternal grandmothers as godparents is a family tradition for us. I hope two friends will be godmothers too - they each have children of the same age as ours and are Catholic. Thing is we know no Catholic men - we have spoken to two catholic men briefly but we don't "know" them - dh is not Catholic and is not very chatty or socialable so it is always just me and the children who spend time with other women/children. The only Catholic men we know are the priests! Do you think our son would benefit from a godfather?

Is it normal to invite the priest who baptises your children to a party afterwards? I don't want to seem to do the wrong thing!

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Posted: April 28 2008 at 2:19pm | IP Logged Quote Philothea

You could pick your friend's husband ...

We invited our priest to our party this time and he did stop by ... they are not always able to come (like with our first son, the priest already had plans that evening), but I think it's nice to invite them.
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Posted: April 28 2008 at 2:34pm | IP Logged Quote Kathryn UK

We have a similar problem - my dh is not Catholic, I have no Catholic family and all my Catholic friends are women. One of my daughters ended up with two godmothers and no godfather. To be honest, I think I would have tried harder to find a godfather if she had been a boy.

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