Thank you to our teacher catechists and Mrs. Sallie Kabash for a beautiful and prayerful First Communions - the first in our new church.
First Holy Communion
Please pray for our First Holy Communicants who will welcome Jesus into their hearts during Eucharist this Saturday.
Please pray for our First Communicants and their families on this wonderful day for them and for the life of our parish. May the joy of receiving Jesus stay with them always!
Many blessings to our First Communicants and their families. How wonderful it is to be able to receive the Body and Blood of Christ to be nourished and encouraged on the path of Christian discipleship.
The weather was a bit turbulent, but the rain held off until shortly after the last ceremony. It looked like most people were able to get to their cars without getting soaked in the rain.
Thank you to all those who prepared the children so well for this special day - our parish staff, especially Mrs. Kabash and Mrs. George and the second grade teaching staff of both our school and our Religious Education program. Mr. Beluzzi, our principal, was beaming as spiritual grandfather to so many of our school's second graders. The most important preparation of all is done by the parents. Let us pray that they are inspired with resolve and perseverance in the handing on of the Catholic faith.
Let us pray for a continued reverence and joy for the Eucharist whether we celebrate it at a sickbed, in a gym or a brand new church.
How exciting to be in the final week before the celebration of our First Holy Communions this coming Saturday. One of my favorite privileges as a priest is to be able to introduce children to Jesus in the Eucharist for the very first time. The day is always a joyful one for the entire family, sometimes including great grandparents!
Pray for our first communicants that this day begins a lifelong love of Eucharist and strengthening with the Body and Blood of Christ.