Getting Resourced: Pre-Confirmation formation & resources

K?ren North

K?ren North takes a look at formation resources pre and post sacramental programmes. The author is training and development co-ordinator for youth ministry in Southwark diocese.

There is an increasing awareness that the need for formation should not just be limited to specific sacramental programmes. In terms of filling in some of the gaps this means thinking about input between baptism and first Holy Communion, first Holy Communion and Confirmation, and also post-Confirmation. The next opportunity for many is in the form of marriage or holy orders, that is, if either of these sacraments of vocation are chosen. It is also worth considering that some choose to be single, that most marriages takes place much later than in previous generations ? consequently there may be at least a 15 year break between any formation.

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