Celebrant: Are you ready to help the parents of this child in their duty as Christian parents?
Godparents: We are.
(The Rites of the Catholic Church)
Most of those promises made by well-meaning godparents at the baptismal font are more often than not left at the door of the church. Friends of mine tell me that they rarely have contact with their godparents. Some don't even know where they are, or...