Confirmation question

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  We have a young woman in our confirmation group who has never received her first communion. What are the options for her? Confirmation is coming up this week. Should we have her wait until Easter?


A:  I suggest you offer her first communion informally during the confirmation mass. You could wait, especially if you want to give more formation for first communion. You could offer both sacraments at the Easter Vigil, which the RCIA envisions for uncatechized adult Catholics who were baptized as infants, but then you’d need the bishop’s permission to confirm.

Give her communion. Get her started on weekly full participation in the Eucharist.