Tag Archives: First Communion

ASK FATHER: Religious Ed teacher controls First Communion

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At our parish the head of the RE [Religious Education] is adamant that no child is allowed sacramental prep without having come to RE for a minimum of one year with good attendance. We home school and our … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can priest forbid 1st Communion at a TLM at another parish? Wherein Fr. Z calls for “remedial everything”.

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There’s a family who attends and is members at an Ordinary Form parish, who would like their child to do first communion in the Extraordinary Form. The EF is held monthly at a different parish. The pastor at … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: First Communion without First Confession?

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My daughter called me on the phone and asked me if the First Confession before First Communion is an option. She came home from a meeting attended by parents for first communicants, They were told if the parents … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Sacraments for children at some different parish?

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Can I arrange for my daughter to eventually attend catechism classes, and have First Communion and Confirmation in a parish outside of our geographical parish?
Or is she required to receive the sacraments in our geographical parish unless the parish priest will … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Preparing children for First Communion and, therefore, their first Confession

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Thank you for all you do. Your constant reminder to go to Confession is appreciated and I, my wife, and older son go regularly. Although I may sometimes dread the thought, like a good workout, I feel much … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI: First Communion at “age of reason”

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Benedict XVI affirms first communion for children at age of reason
Castel Gandolfo, Italy, Aug 18, 2010 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy Father remembered Pope St. Pius X and reviewed his Church reforms and renewals during Wednesday’s general … Continue reading

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