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First Communion Ring

I made my first Holy Communion many years ago, and I am curious about a tradition of giving a ring to a girl on her First Holy Communion. My mother told me a friend of hers explained it was a tradition in her ethnic group (Italian?) to give a girl a ring on the occasion of her first Communion.  My mother liked ...

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First Communion Banner Kits Have Arrived!

First Communion Banner Review

Why should you get one of our kits? Avoid the Hassle – Each kit includes all of the kit parts and instructions to assemble the kit.. No cutting or patterns involved! Family Owned – The family company that produces these kits is located in the United States and the whole family is involved in cutting and packing the kits.  Variety – With a dozen ...

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July: Dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of our Lord, Part II

The month of July is dedicated to the Precious Blood. The feast of the Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the sacraments were brought forth through His Blood. The ...

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July: Dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of our Lord, Part I

The month of July is dedicated to the Precious Blood. The feast of the Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the sacraments were brought forth through His Blood. The ...

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Saturday Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary

On Saturdays in Ordinary Time when there is no obligatory memorial, an optional memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary is allowed. Saturdays stand out among those days dedicated to the Virgin Mary. These are designated as memorials of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This memorial derives from Carolingian times (ninth century), but the reasons for having chosen Saturday for its observance are unknown. ...

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Corpus Christi Pictures

Do you have pictures to share from Corpus Christi processions?Aquinas and More Catholic Goods is giving away a $50 card to a random person who posts Corpus Christi procession stories on our Facebook page between now and June 17th! Visit and “Like” our Facebook page today!

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Holy Mass and St. Barnabas

Today is the Feast Day of St. Barnabas, Martyr It is fitting to mention St. Barnabas at First Communion Stories. Here, we try to honor the Eucharist and Holy Mass. The name of Barnabas is included in the Roman Canon, which is Eucharist Prayer I at Holy Mass. When Paul visited Jerusalem after he converted, Barnabas stood sponsor for Paul and had him ...

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St. Ephraem and the Eucharist

Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven. — Saint Ephraem The greatest Syriac Father and most renowned Patristic poet, Ephraem the deacon is an example of liturgical fidelity and charitable service to all. Perhaps more well ...

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Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Devotion to the Sacred Heart is a wonderful historical expression of the Church’s piety for Christ, her Spouse and Lord: it calls for a fundamental attitude of conversion and reparation, of love and gratitude, apostolic commitment and dedication to Christ and His saving work. Next Friday, June 15th, is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. There are two things ...

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June is the Month of the Sacred Heart

  As May was the month of Mary, our Blessed Mother, and June is the Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, does it not follow that as May leads into June, Mary leads us to her the love of her Son, symbolized by His Sacred Heart? Love for the Eucharist Christ’s Sacred Heart of love is expressed most profoundly in ...

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