Jim Buckley wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Do you have to be confirmed to receive Holy Communion?

This case involves a teenager who is going to a Catholic school and was baptized.

Jim Buckley

  { Do you have to be confirmed to receive Holy Communion? }

Eric replied:

Hi, Jim —

No. In many places, it is the reverse; First Communion is for youth who are 7 or 8-years-old and Confirmation is in the teenage years, though there is a move afoot to change this.

That said, if a child has not received Communion and is seven-years-old or older, they need to first be instructed for First Communion.

Eric

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