Noel Flynn

Sentimental Irish

Increased Role For Parents In Communion Will Benefit Children

That's the view of a Laois Parish Priest on changes announced by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

The attitude to communion and conformation in schools will not change when new measures regarding preparation for sacrements are introduced. 

Abbeyleix Parish Priest Fr.Paddy Byrne believes an increased role for parents in preparation for the ceremony will give a more authentic and genuine feel to the children involved. 

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin wants local parishes to assume responsibility for preparation and celebration of all four sacrements.

Fr.Byrne says a box ticking exercise is not what is being introduced:

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