Tag Archives: First Holy Communion

QUAERITUR: No record of First Communion in Baptism records! What to do?

From a reader:
We belonged to Parish #1 for several years, and that’s where three of our children were baptized. We moved to Parish#2 in time for our oldest to receive religious education and First Holy Communion. It is now time for our oldest … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: 1st Communion denied child with cerebral palsy

Remember, if it is Easter, it is time for news stories that make the Church look bad.
I was alerted to this by a reader and it brings up a good question:
Please note this short hit piece dished out at Easter … Continue reading

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Card. Canizares suggests lowering age of First Holy Communion?

This is worth a discussion.
I am not sure, but perhaps His Eminence is overly optimistic about the state of catechism today and the competence, therefore, of most parents to catechize their very young children?  
They need to be prepared for … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick on the Emerald Isle

From a reader:
My son is due to make his First Communion next spring. Since our family attends the extraordinary form of the Mass at St Kevin’s in Dublin, I was concerned that his teacher might not understand the differences between … Continue reading

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