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Liverpool archdiocese to put Confirmation before First Communion

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.


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  • 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.