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First Communion Story Contest 2012

First Communion Stories is pleased to announce its annual First Holy Communion Story contest once again! From May 1- May 21, submit your unique story about your First Holy Communion.  Be sure to create an account and then send it in! Your story can be as long or short as you would like. Here are a few, simple rules: 1)   Be truthful 2) ...

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Mary, May, and First Holy Communion

During his April 22, 2012 Regina Coeli address, Pope Benedict XVI said adults should bring reverence and love to the task of preparing children to receive their first Holy Communion. The Pope told them their First Communion would mark “the moment when you too understand the importance of a personal encounter with Jesus.” The Pope reserved his final words for the ...

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Tiber River Review: The Return of Father Brown

I love mysteries. I love Catholic writing. I especially love reading Catholic mysteries! My favorite Catholic detective is Father Brown; the only problem is that GK Chesterton (also known as GKC) only wrote 50 or so stories about this Catholic priest who was, in the words of his author, “that his conspicuous quality was not being conspicuous”. These original stories ...

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Save on 5000 Patron Saint Medals (and other Confirmation Gifts)

Question: What do St. Aiden, St. Angela, St. Daria, St. Hannibal, St. Zoe and St. Rene have in common? Answer: They are some of the over 300 saints that we carry medals, holy cards and other gifts for. Whether you are looking for a Confirmation gift or a unique present any other time, our patron saint selection can’t be beat. ...

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First Communion Gift Ideas

Our local parishes are celebrating First Communions during the next couple of months and I’m sure that yours are too. We have a wonderful selection of gifts, whether you are the parents or friends of the First Communicant. First Communion Rosaries Our First Communion rosaries feature eucharistic centers and come in a variety of colors and styles. First Communion Invitations ...

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A Spiritual Bouquet for the Pope

A spiritual bouquet is a promise to say extra prayers or sacrifice something for someone else. Tomorrow is Pope Benedict XVI’s birthday. What kind of spiritual bouquet would you like to send him?

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Buy a Saint Doll, Help a Single Mom With Eleven Kids

My wife showed me pictures of these adorable dolls on Facebook this evening and then I found out the back story. These dolls are hand-made by a mom and her daughters to support the family. The dad walked out five years ago and has spent that time attempting every legal maneuver to get out of paying child support. Right now ...

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First Communion Veils Are In

Invitations | Custom Holy Cards| Bibles | Children’s Missals | Jewelry | Banner Kits | Stop! Before you go out and buy that cheap, mass-produced Chinese veil for your daughter for First Communion take a moment to consider what you are doing. You are supporting some corporation that probably cares as much about First Communion as they do about any ...

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You Think You Know Your Friends…

And then they start a web-tv show and don’t bother to tell you. Thanks Danielle Bean, I realize you’re still sore about my cursing your Faith and Family cookie recipe but you could have at least mentioned this.

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