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First Communion on Sunday: Reflecting on the Dublin experience


The Archdiocese of Dublin is carrying out a review of the Three Sacraments of Initiation, with a view to discerning and proposing future directions. This article reports on an exercise that was carried out just before the diocesan review began. It provides a kind of ‘snapshot’ of what the issues are.

The Dublin diocese’s First Communion and First Reconciliation: Diocesan Policy (2012) recommended the celebration of First Communion at the parish Sunday Eucharist. This article summarises a recently completed review of the experience.