This academic year (2021/22) the Diocese will run Religious Education and Faith
Development (REFD) classes for children who wish to receive First Communion or Confirmation but
do not attend a school under catholic patronage.
Religious Education classes will be provided on a weekly basis from Oct to May. Initially classes will
be online for children in first, second, fifth and sixth classes. Classes will begin on Wednesday Nov.
3rd at 6.30pm and run until Wednesday Dec.15th. Classes will resume on January 12th, 2022 and the
possibility of having face to face classes will be explored at that point.
Parents/Guardians can register and pay for a child to begin/continue their preparation for the
sacraments online at www.limerickdiocese.org (news section) or by calling Veronica on 087 1260330
(Mondays and Tuesdays only 10-11am). Registration will close on Friday Oct 22nd.
NB: Please note that children who wish to receive First Communion or Confirmation must attend
religious education classes for 2 years prior to receiving the sacrament.