"Peter (said) to them, 'Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the holy Spirit. For the promise is made to you and to your children and to all those far off, whomever the Lord our God will call.'"
Baptism is the one sacrament that all Christian denominations share in common. In the Catholic Church, infants are baptized to welcome them into the Catholic faith and to free them from the original sin they were born with. They usually take place on Sundays, during the parish Mass or in the early afternoon after all the Masses are over.
Every person being baptized must have a sponsor, traditionally called a godparent. The role of godparents has a very practical history. Being a godparent means actively giving good Christian witness and example and being a role model and support by regularly and faithfully practicing the religion.