Last month, nag-ninang ako sa adorable baby ni Loudette and M.A. Sa binyag ha! Hindi sa kasal… Hindi pa ako ganung level.
Ninang D, Isa, Loudette and M.A.
The baptism was held in Magallanes Church. Mejo bibo si Father sa pag-explain ng baptismal rites. Before the baptismal rites, nagbigay ng assignment si Father sa mga ninong at ninang. After daw ng binyag, we should know the duties of a godparent na nasa booklet. Sa utak ko, hindi na kailangan alamin yan. Alam ko na ang duties ng ninang at ninong:
1. Magbigay ng gift sa binyag.
2. Magbigay ng gift sa birthday.
3. Magbigay ng gift sa Christmas.
4. Mag-ipon para sa bonggang gift para sa debut.
5. Mag-like ng photos ng inaanak sa Facebook at Instagram.
Hahaha! Joke lang! Being a ninang or ninong is not that simple. For your info, eto ang mga responsibilities of a Catholic Godparent:
Responsibilities of a Catholic Godparent
1. Godparents make a profession of faith for the person to be baptized if necessary.
The first responsibility of a catholic godparent is to profess the faith in the name of the person to be baptized. This is generally the case with a child who is to be baptized, but could also be done if the person is an adult with a disability that prevents them from professing the faith themselves. Under normal circumstances, adult converts to Catholicism will profess the faith themselves. The priest will guide you through the profession of faith, asking you specific questions, to which you will reply in the affirmative. Many people think their responsibilities as a godparent end there, but they are wrong, as you will see.
2. Godparents provide spiritual guardianship for the baptized person throughout their lives
The most serious responsibility a godparent has is to make sure that the baptized person is given proper instruction in the faith, particularly when the parents neglect this duty or are otherwise unable to do so. If the parents die or become unable to teach their child the faith, it is the responsibility of the godparent to ensure that the child learns and loves the faith. Godparents are given a big task in fulfilling this duty, so they should be carefully chosen to make sure they can and will comply with this duty.
3. Godparents must provide a living example of the Catholic faith
The third important task of a Catholic godparent is to provide a living example of the Catholic faith to the baptized person. In addition to knowing the faith, they must live the faith. Their example should provide inspiration to the baptized person, not only teaching by words, but by the witness of their lives. They should follow the commands of the Church, believe its teachings, and strive to build it up.
So, kapag nanghingi ng regalo ang inaanak mo sa pasko at mejo gipit ka, sabihin mo nalang na wala yan sa duties mo. Tapos lecturan mo siya kung ano ang duties mo sa kanya. Maiinis siya sayo pero at least di ka mukhang kuripot. ;-P
Wag kang mag-alala Isa, may gift ka kay Ninang palagi, hahaha!!