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Re: Catholic Christening Poland

If you have the misfortune of being nominated as godparent, beware you will be digging into your pockets all your life.
The Christening present is no holy picture or book, its a expensive bicycle or the like.

Re: Catholic Christening Poland

"The Christening present is no holy picture or book, its a expensive bicycle or the like. "

A bicycle for a baby?

I think you mean that you are expected to buy nice Christmas and birthday presents as the child grows up (and when they are an adult). For the Christening present itself it is acceptable to get something silver or to do with christianity.

Re: Catholic Christening Poland

Ania, no, not a Godfather. Just trying to gather some information and thoughts on Catholic Christening. I'm CofE. My wife is Catholic. Our son will be Catholic. We had considered having it done in England, but, as Ania and Angela state Godparents should be Catholics. However, in my part of England, Catholics are few and far between.

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ONE of the godparents has to be Catholic.

The other can be any Christian - sorry, no Jehovah's Witnesses or Mad-Hatter-Day Morons. The Roman church says they don't count.

Re: Catholic Christening Poland

Well, seeing as no other bugger is going to say it:

"CONGRATULATIONS MAGDA & SIMON"

Well done fella, welcome to the club.

We had our son Christened in church here. As long as you get a tame priest, it's no great shakes.

Do it, get it over with, move on to real life.

Let me know if there's any other deeply philosophical fathering advice I can share :)

Re: Catholic Christening Poland

Thank you, Mark

I will be sure to consult you when in need of advice .

Re: Catholic Christening Poland

The Priest will be visiting shortly to collect his after Christmas donation and to sprinkle some water around the flat. We'll get the full lowdown on Christening from him.

Re: Catholic Christening Poland

We're also about to arrange the same .

Re: Catholic Christening Poland

Does the Father have to speak during the ceremony?

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We had to get permission from our Parish priest (at the gaff where the Pope pitched up) and he was extremely uncooperative.

Right up until I threatened to write to Kwasniewski and the Archbishop of Westminster.

That learned him.

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"Does the Father have to speak during the ceremony? "

Yes, but not very much .

Re: Catholic Christening Poland

The Priest will be visiting shortly to collect his after Christmas donation and to sprinkle some water around the flat. We'll get the full lowdown on Christening from him.

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Is this usual?