This is a religious ceremony performed in church by Roman Catholics when a child reaches the age of around 7-8 years. It celebrates the first time that they accept the bread and wine (also known as the Eucharist) which symbolize the body and blood of Christ. It consists of prayers, hymns, readings, bidding prayers, and the actual Communion.
After the Communion Mass, the child is more deeply initiated into the church. A child needs to have been christened prior to their First Holy Communion.
What is a Confirmation?
A Confirmation is a rite of initiation into the Christian church. It is carried out by anointing and laying on of the hands as well as prayer. The occasion is the sealing of the covenant made in Holy Baptism and it often bestows full membership into the local congregation. In Roman Catholic Churches, it renders the bond with the church more perfect. It is carried out either immediately after the baptism or later in life when adults are baptized, or when the child reaches early adolescence. It is seen as a ‘coming of age’ rite and is seen as a mature statement of faith.
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