guidelines4 230x300 - New Archdiocesan Guidelines for Music at First Communion and Confirmation liturgies with ChildrenIn February, the Liturgy Office and archdiocesan Liturgical Music  Commission published guidelines for music at First Communion and Confirmation liturgies with children. The celebrations of First Holy Communion and Confirmation liturgies with children are times of great joy in the life of a parish. These events are significant spiritual milestones for those who receive these sacraments, and they also serve as opportunities for a renewal of faith amongst family, friends, and the entire parish community. Music plays a special and memorable role in these celebrations, and parish leadership and staff frequently seek assistance in the proper selection of music for these liturgies. This document seeks to provide guidance to parishes, answering some of the particular questions that may arise when preparing First Communion and Confirmation celebrations with children. The new guidelines may be accessed and downloaded at the Liturgy Office website.