The Archdiocese of Liverpool has announced plans to change the order in which young people receive the sacraments of Christian Initiation, placing Confirmation before First Communion.Doing so restores the proper order of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.
Beginning in the fall of 2012, children above the age of 8 will be invited to receive Confirmation and First Communion between the feasts of the Ascension and Corpus Christi. They will be encouraged to make their first Confessions later in the year, during Advent.
28 January 2011
Encouraging news in the Confirmation debates
From Catholic Culture: