First Communion and Confirmation

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: What are your thoughts on this situation? I have had teens who are Baptized Catholic, had left the church with their families after Baptism, but who have returned and been practicing the faith for several years who now need both First Communion and Confirmation. Their peers are in the Teen Confirmation program and they would like to participate in that program verses RCIA (OCIA) / Adult Confirmation. We have been allowing them to make that choice and we simply have them receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion prior to Confirmation with their peer group. Do you see any issues with that?


A: Your solution seems reasonable to me.