I remember my First Communion Day was only myself and another child at St Pius X in Dallas. A wonderful day until we were leaving and my cousin Fred (a yr older & celebrated 1st Communion already) said to me, “Terri, your 1st Communion doesn’t count, it’s April Fool’s Day!” (It was April 1, 1973) Of course the tears started, my mom, aunts & grandparents asked what’s wrong. The next thing I remember is Fred getting in lots of trouble.
I share this story every year with the children & their parents during the Eucharist Workshop at St Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church where I am the Children’s Minister. Theresa Crow
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