Usually celebrated at the Sunday Eucharist. A program of instruction is required for first time parents. Parents must commit to being active in the practice of their faith and handing it on to their children. Godparents must be Catholic, at least 16 years of age and practicing their faith. One who is not Catholic may serve as a Christian witness to the baptism, but may not serve as a godparent. Two godparents, one male, one female, are preferred. If from another parish, a letter of suitability is requested from her/his pastor.