In September 2012, Archbishop Patrick Kelly changed the order of the Sacrament of Initiation to Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion. Since that time, parishes have been using the With You Always family catechesis programme to support parents in passing on their Catholic faith to their children. This is because parents are the first and best educators in the ways of faith.
When your child begins Year 4 you will have the opportunity to join the programme. As a parent and/or carer you are invited to come along to the sessions and work alongside your child in their preparations. Working in partnership with the parish, your child will have the opportunity to take part in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.
Please click on the link below and watch the new video clip which explains a little more about the process and might answer some of your initial questions.