First Communion during Lent

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  Is it permitted to do First Communion during Lent? I can’t remember ever seeing one during Lent but that could just be because people wait until Easter Season. We are having some conflicts with our calendar for next year and so might need to do First Communion in April.


A:  Yes, you certainly may. There are no rules governing the timing for the celebration of first communion.

With weddings, if one takes place during Lent, couples are advised to keep the penitential spirit of the season in mind. The same would logically apply to first communions.