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First Communion Stories

When I made my first Communion Day it was still required to abstain from food and drink from midnight. We had prepared and practised for months and we all had new clothes to wear. It was very much looked forward to event. On the morning of First Communion day I got up and went to the refrigerator, poured myself a …

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A Very Special Mother's Day

The earliest memory I have of religion is my parents arguing over it. My dad is a cradle Catholic and my mother was not Catholic. We attended services with my mother when we were little,but then one by one we decided to attend Mass with our dad. Eventually, we all became Catholic. My parents no longer fought over religion, but …

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The 2010 First Communion Story Contest is Live!

Last year we started the First Communion Story website so you could share the fond memories of your First Communion day. With First Communion season approaching again we are running a new First Communion Story contest! Here are the rules: Submit a First Communion story about you or your children by 3/31/10. Story must be true and a GOOD memory. …

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First Communion Story Contest Winner!

We are happy to announce that Evann who wrote a post about the family traditions they have carried through with all six of their children for their First Communions. Evann gets a gift card and a free set of personalized holy cards from Aquinas and More. Jamicd was our first runner-up with her wonderful story about receiving the sacraments later …

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Oh,For Pete's Sake!

Oh, For Pete’s Sake! By: Irene Sutherland I remember the day that I received my First Holy Communion well. It was during a spring snowstorm on Sunday, May 8, 1966 at Holy Rosary Church in Rochester, NH. But it being my long awaited First Holy Communion Day, the snow didn’t seem to squelch my excitement. To me, my being only …

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The Miracle of Grandpa Lenard's Roses

Dear Ryan, As you know, Ryan, you never met your Grandpa Lenard, your Dad’s dad. He died and was called home to God before you were born, when your own Dad was still a boy. We miss him and we wish you could have known him. We feel he sent you a special message from Heaven on the day of …

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First Communion hymns…

I made my first communion some 16 or 17 years ago now – wow doesnt time fly? what i remember most about the day was the hymn we sung and though i only remember bits of it i have been searching for the rest of the lyrics ever since – if only so i can finally solve my curiosity… it …

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I Only Want Jesus, Mom!

I remember the temporal preparation:  choosing the dress and veil I was to wear, studying and taking tests in Religion class, learning the ins and outs of the pews to and from the communion rail – all very important stuff!  However, to this day — nearly 45 years later — I most fondly remember the spiritual preparation, as I received Christ for the …

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First Communion, 1957

I made my First Holy Communion in 1957. That is so long ago, that I don’t remember more than a few details. The setting was our little parish church of Holy Angels in Globe, Arizona. Most of the children in my class were from the newly opened Holy Angels Catholic School. We were fortunate to get two sisters from Ireland …

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