A pastor is to take care in a special way:
- that suitable catechesis is imparted for the celebration of the sacraments;
- that through catechetical instruction imparted for an appropriate period of time children are prepared properly for the first reception of the sacraments of penance and the Most Holy Eucharist and for the sacrament of confirmation;
- that having received first communion, these children are enriched more fully and deeply through catechetical formation.
Canon 777, pars 1-3