Question of the Day for Friday, January 11, 2013
Q. As a catechist I have been reading up on the Sacrament of Confirmation, but I am confused. In Church documents, confirmation is spoken of as a sacrament of initiation. How can there be a further sacrament of initiation after first Communion? How can I teach about confirmation in eighth grade?
A. Here’s a reply from OSV columnist Msgr. M. Francis Mannion:
There is a great deal of confusion surrounding the celebration of confirmation after first Communion. You are correct in your assessment that confirmation is a sacrament of initiation; but it can only be this if it is celebrated before first Communion.
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