Liverpool archdiocese to put Confirmation before First Communion
Catholic World News - January 25, 2011
The Archdiocese of Liverpool has announced plans to change the order in which young people receive the sacraments of Christian Initiation, placing Confirmation before First Communion.
Beginning in the fall of 2012, children above the age of 8 will be invited to receive Confirmation and First Communion between the feasts of the Ascension and Corpus Christi. They will be encouraged to make their first Confessions later in the year, during Advent.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our August expenses ($15,000 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: MontanaPadre -
Jan. 25, 2011 1:35 PM ET USA
I'm not sure by reading the original article, but my guess is that the children will make their 1st Confessions the Advent prior to Confirmation/1st Communion, not later the same year which is the impression I got reading this article. That is how it is done in the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings.