If I’m not mistaken, and somebody correct me if I’m wrong, in the Diocese of Phoenix, they have gone to give the sacrament of Baptism first, then confirmation, then communion. I know that in the parish I belonged to which was a ASU, they baptize first, then when a child is ready for their First Communion, they will of course go to reconciliation. The next day the bishop comes, confirms them right after the homily, then the children receive their First Communion. My understanding is that this was the order of the Sacraments many years ago and in many Dioceses, they are going back to that. My only problem with it is that in many parishes, we will not ever see the child again after receiving their first communion, until they are ready to get married. Of course that still happens today in that once a teen is confirmed, say 14,15,16, 17, or 18, we never see them again. Better and strong faith formation is absolutely needed. Situations as we see constantly, that a person comes go to the pastor with ants in their pants that they need to get confirmation because they need to get married, should never happen with better faith formation and children taught properly.
I have a nephew, fifteen, who I will be helping, and is going to start confirmation classes, does not even know what the Act of Contrition is, does not know what the Apostles creed is, knows nothing about the Rosary, and so many other things that I kept telling him that he should have known all those things by the time he made his First Communion.
Oh, and yes through pastoral reasons they priest can marry somebody even if they are not confirmed. But here again, the priest has to take care and EDUCATE THE COUPLE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SACRAMENTS.
So little emphasis is given nowadays to the sacraments and most of the CCD classes deal with social equality.
I made a comment once when my son was in High School and I would help out in the religion classes that it seemed that the students knew more about Caesar Chavez than about Jesus Christ.
(sorry for the rant)