I know that RCIA participants usually receive all three sacraments – baptism, confirmation and communion, in that order – all at the same time at Easter Vigil.
I’m curious as to whether anyone has ever heard of these being split up into multiple steps as they are for children (in which case I would assume they’d also adopt the normal childhood order – baptism, communion, confirmation)
My priest hinted in passing that it might at least be possible to separate off baptism for an adult. But several months later we still haven’t had a chance to really discuss it.
My issue is that I’m perfectly comfortable professing what’s required for baptism, and marginally OK with communion (the whole “real presence” thing still doesn’t set well with me as both a skeptical person in general and as someone with a Protestant background, but I’ve at least conceded that it’s possible), but I do not believe I will ever be able to profess that I agree with EVERYTHING the church teaches (I mean let’s face it, something like 50% of the cradle Catholics couldn’t even make that statement without their fingers crossed) and that makes confirmation impossible.
Lots of kids receive the first two sacraments and not the third. Is there any reason an adult couldn’t?