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Online Parent & Godparent Baptismal Classes

GodParent Classes

What Are Baptism Classes For Godparents?

Catholics, like everyone else, are busier than ever before. And for new parents and new godparents-to-be, there is often surprise that they need to take a class prior to the Baptism. What is a baptism preparation class? What is a godparent class? Is this the same as a baptism seminar that is also very common in other countries?

Are Godparent Classes Required?

Yes. The vast majority of Catholic dioceses require all godparents to take a class before serving as a godparent. This is required because being a godparent is both an honor and a responsibilty. Understanding the importance of Baptism, your role in your godchild's religious education, and the requirements to be a godparent are all covered in Godparent classes.

How Long Are Baptism Classes for Godparents?

Most parishes have Baptism classes only a few times a month with sessions taking several hours. offers an online Baptism class intended to be completed in approximately one hour.

Are There Online Godparent Classes?

The Church rightfully understands that godparents and parents take upon themselves a very serious responsibility before God when a child is baptized. Both the parents and the godparents have a responsibility to ensure that the baby is raised in the Catholic Faith and taught to love virtue, frequent the Sacraments, and serve God. Being a godparent is a great responsibility but it is also a great obligation at the same time.

Who Wrote the Godparent Class?

Thankfully, with the advent of the internet, there are virtual baptism preparation classes now., founded in 2004 by Fr. James Zatalava, publishes a bestselling and one-of-a-kind online Baptism Preparation Course. This course is ideal for those who are studying to prepare for their child's baptism or to be godparents. No longer is there a need to attend a class together at a baptism that is to take place far away only to have to return in a few weeks for the actual baptism. Upon successful completion of the Baptism Preparation Program, you have the ability to request a Certificate of Completion easily at the end of the online class for you to bring the parish priest.

Is the Godparent Class Offered At All Times?

Yes! The recommended time to take this course is 1 - 2 hours, and the course is conveniently available online 24/7. This is a self-guided course so there is no instructor and therefore no schedule. Study at the time that works best for you! The program's cost includes all materials for the course as well as the preparation of the certificate of completion.