Children, parents, extended families, schools and parishes are especially affected by Covid-19. It resulted in schools being closed and the celebration of important faith days being postponed.
Thousands of children are waiting to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion for the first time. Thousands more have had the Sacrament of Confirmation postponed.
The important task of preparing the children for these special moments and for a life-long appreciation of the sacraments continues. Parents and teachers are encouraged to continue to include the children’s religious education programme in their home learning.