New approach, which will be centred on supporting parents in sharing faith with their children, will see voluntary lay catechists trained to prepare children for Baptism, Confession, First Communion and Confirmation.
Archdiocese of Dublin seeks the advice of parents, guardians, teachers and parish personnel to improve the preparation and celebration of the sacraments.
“Isobel was so excited for her big day next year and when she found out that she may have to celebrate it without all her friends she was extremely disappointed.”
Confirmation isn't something that we should just "slide into" says Bishop of Limerick.
Approach of ERBE course could undermine ethos of faith schools and cause confusion says Catholic Primary School Management Association.
Faith formation should be part of educational curriculum, though sacramental preparation may shift to parish.