Preparation programmes

 

The easing of lockdown and the resumption of public worship in some churches has brought to the fore the question of what to do about families seeking to celebrate one of the sacraments. Lockdown cut across all sorts of preparation programmes and has resulted in a backlog of those wanting to celebrate baptism, first confession and first communion. The continuing uncertainty also raises questions about what/how preparation may be offered into the autumn and new year.


On 14th August 2020, a gathering of more than 50 catechists and priests shared:


• Questions.
• Experience/insights/ideas.
• Specific resources/supports.

Baptism

Eucharist

Confirmation

Sacramental preparation

for those with learning difficulties