Monday, June 01, 2020

Annika Hannigan, Ferrybank was due to make her First Holy Communion last month

THIS week, the Diocese of Limerick announced that towards the end of summer, ceremonies will be held in churches for children making their First Holy Communion, and their Confirmation.

Waterford News & Star reached out to Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan to determine whether Waterford will be following suit. A registration process has been opened in Limerick and ceremonies are expected to be run with a smaller capacity, in line with public health advice.

Throughout April and May, children across Waterford were set to have their special day, however restrictions on mass gatherings were imposed, making it impossible to proceed with the planned ceremonies.

As schools continue to be closed, and will still be so at the end of the summer, enrolment for First Holy Communion and Confirmation will be made in the Limerick diocese via a self-enrol process on the diocese website.

It is unknown how students will prepare for the day given that schools will not have returned yet.

A response to the query lodged by this newspaper is expected in the coming days.

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