Order of the Sacraments for Children

Sunday, 29 January 2017

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Archbishop Cushley has decided, after consulting with the Priest’s Council, to change the order in which our children receive the Sacraments. From the start of the next academic session, i.e. after the summer of 2017, children will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Primary 3; they will receive First Holy Communion in Primary 4; and they will receive Confirmation in Primary 7. This will bring the Archdiocese into line with the other Dioceses in Scotland who have reverted to conferring the Sacraments in this way.

A copy of the Archbishop’s letter to Priests and Head Teachers giving the background and the reasons for these changes is available here.