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Sacramental preparation

Responsibility for sacramental preparation to shift to parishes

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.


Sacraments are not conveyor belts but moments of faith

Archdiocese of Dublin seeks the advice of parents, guardians, teachers and parish personnel to improve the preparation and celebration of the sacraments.


First Communion days will go ahead in Carlow parish

“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.”


Church must consider deferring Confirmation

Confirmation isn't something that we should just "slide into" says Bishop of Limerick.


New religion and ethics course is “one initiative too many”

Approach of ERBE course could undermine ethos of faith schools and cause confusion says Catholic Primary School Management Association.


Priests Association accuse Minister of undermining religious education

Faith formation should be part of educational curriculum, though sacramental preparation may shift to parish.

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