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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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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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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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How to Choose A First Communion Bible

To start off, what is a First Communion Bible? First Communion Bibles come in a variety of formats from a standard full-text Bible to picture Bibles. What sets them apart is a special records section for the First Communicant. This section typically contains a place to record the name, date and location of the First Communion. Several of these Bibles ...

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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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My First Holy Communion Story

On May 6th, 2007 at the noon Mass in Holy Ghost Catholic Church with about fifteen or twenty other boys and girst all in brand new clothes I went up to receive my first Holy Communion. I was nervous but I was happy and excited that I could finally receive Jesus in Holy Communion. After Mass during the reception lunch ...

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Announcing Our First Communion Stories Contest!

Rules: Submit a First Communion story about you or your children by 5/31/09. Story must be true and a GOOD memory. You must own copyright on any photos you use in your story. Voting on stories will run through 6/13/09. Voters may vote for more than one story but please only vote for a story once. The winners will be ...

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