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Bishop Steven Lopes said the 10-year old diocese has made Confirmation and First Communion at the same celebration for youth the norm going forward.
The change recognizes the reality that many Catholic youth are abandoning their faith by middle school.
'What God is giving us in faith and strength is helping us to give more, and that by itself will bring us closer to God,” said Sister Waffa Yousif, who helped train the 30 first communicants.
Archbishop Samuel Aquila has decided to restore confirmation’s place before first holy Communion, calling it the theologically and pastorally right move to make.