Please find below the link to a recorded message by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year. It expresses to them and to parish communities the broad approach which is being taken: there is no pressure to celebrate the sacraments by any given deadline; we should use this time of uncertainty to support families to nurture their children as they journey towards the sacraments whenever they can be safely celebrated; and we are creating supports and resources for parishes to draw on in their accompaniment of families.’
This message will be posted on the website of the Archdiocese on Tuesday afternoon. In the meantime, you might like to consider posting it at that time on your parish website, or otherwise drawing it to the attention of parents and school communities locally.
Dermot McCarthy (on behalf of the Diocesan Sacraments Implementation Group)