Confirmation and first communion

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: If you are in a restored order diocese is there any theological or canonical issue if the celebration of Confirmation and First Eucharist are held at different liturgies? Every restored order diocese I have found has mostly a two year formation process and Confirmation and Eucharist are held in the same liturgy. But is there a possibility of having Confirmation celebrated at one liturgy and then having First Communion celebrated sometime after that?

Any information would be greatly appreciated.


A: There is no problem celebrating confirmation and first communion separately. To me it makes a little more sense to do them together, but there is no rule requiring it.