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First Communion Stories

My First Holy Communion and the unexpected gift

In 1977 I made my First Holy Communion and just like my two sisters before me, my family was packed and ready to go to Mexico to celebrate this beautiful sacrament with our family. Months before I had selected the dress style, rosary, candle and bible for my big day with our Lord. I remembered attending my catechism classes every …

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Expected and Unexpected Graces: A First Communion Story

Last weekend was Miss T’s First Holy Communion. We spent all year preparing, at home and at the parish classes. Even though we homeschool, we choose to enroll in the parish classes so our children have a wider experience of learning their faith and seeing their peers grow in their faith, too. It has been important to us that our …

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My First Communion

It was 1966, my family had a big party at our home for me, my Godmother was there, Aunts, Grandparents, my siblings. It was nice, except it was May 1st, my Sister`s birthday too! They simply forgot to celebrate both our days together ! I was very nervous I remember. I lost my first communion missal after that day. I …

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What to Wear on First Holy Communion Day

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” ~ Mk 10: 14 In the Catholic Church, First Holy Communion is held in high regard because of the Eucharist as the source and summit of our faith. On this day, your child will be meeting the Lord …

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My First Communion

Unlike many Catholics, I did not receive First Communion as a child. My mother fell away from the Church and we moved quite a bit. After high school I joined the military and did not have a second thought about going to church or receiving the Sacraments. After almost 20 years of not going to church, and at the age …

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1st Communion doesn't count, it's April Fool's Day!

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 …

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A Very Special First Communion

When my fourth child, our son Mark, was diagnosed with Autism a couple years before he’d be the average First Communion age, I never imagined what challenges awaited him as we began to prepare for the day big. I had many doubts and red flags. I have taught the first sacraments 2nd grade class at our parish for twenty years. In all those …

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My First Holy Communion

My name is Catherine (or Cassie). I am ten years old. My first Holy Communion took place when I was seven. The great but also funny story begins like this… It was finally the day I was to receive Jesus for the first time! I quickly put on (with the help of my Mother) my beautiful dress that my uncle …

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First Communion Stories

Our Catholic Church had burned down when I was in first grade, so a temporary “Church” was set up in the school gymnasium while the new Church was being built. It wasn’t ready by the time of my First Holy Communion in May of 1968, so I vividly remember walking up to receive our Lord for the first time and …

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