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April 19, 2006

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First Communion season is upon us…

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First Communion Dress Our dresses are no longer available as the manufacturers have moved their production to China. Sorry.

A selection of First Communion Veils. First Communion Veil

First Communion Sterling Tie Tack This sterling silver First Communion tie tack measures 1/2in. x 1/2in. and comes in a deluxe gift box. The medal shows a chalice with a host and grain around it.



Missals and Sets

This boy's First Communion set features a black Mass book with the words “Remembrance of my First Holy Communion” on the front, a black rosary, a gold-plated pin, a laminated cloth scapular and a clear vinyl wallet. Boy's First Communion Set

Girl's Deluxe First Communion Set This deluxe girl's First Communion set includes a Children's Mass book, satin brocade purse with shoulder strap, satin rosary case with glass Aurora Borealis bead rosary, a scapular and a gold Communion pin.

This beautiful Children’s Missal, in full color, was carefully written to enable all children to take a more active part in the Mass. Mother Of Pearl Children's Missal

Black St. Joseph Tridentine Children's Missal This beautifully illustrated St. Joseph Children's Missal is a newly released edition of the 1959 missal for the Tridentine (Pre-Vatican II) Rite. In addition to the Mass, it has:

Gospel Stories for Sundays and Feast Days, Vestments and Objects for Mass, Vestment Colors, Daily Prayers, Prayers for Confession, Prayers for Holy Communion, Stations of the Cross, The Holy Rosary.




Acrylic Concave First Communion Photo Frame, Girl's First Communion
Contains personalized certificate and holds a 2in x 3in. wallet-sized photograph. Window boxed. A fantastic gift!
Acrylic Concave First Communion Photo Frame

First Communion Brass Plaque This First Holy Communion Brass plaque has a place to put a First Communion picture. To the left of the picture opening is a pewter chalice and host with IHS on it. The plaque is 5in. x 7in. Below the chalice are the words:

The Lord has always loved you
from the time you were small.
For he loves his little children
and he watches over all.

This special gift set includes a 4oz. hand-engraved chalice and photo album that holds 100 pictures.

Chalice is 4 3/4in. h.

Valley Falls Pewter, Lead-Free, Hand Crafted. Made in the USA.

Personalized engraving available for .15 per letter. Call for details.

First Communion Gift Set with Chalice

First Communion Pewter Wall Cross This lovely pewter First Communion cross is 5in. x 3 1/2in. It has a chalice and host in the center surrounded with wheat and grapes. On the lower portion of the cross are the following words:

May the Body of Our Lord Jesus Christ
and His Precious Blood
Strengthen You Unto Life Everlasting

This classic gift wrap is perfect for wrapping your First Communion gifts. Each package contains a 24in. X 36in. sheet of wrapping paper featiring various Catholic designs including chalices, hosts, monstrances and angels. The wording on the paper says “I Am The Lamb of God” “I Am The Bread of Life”. First Communion Gift Wrap

Catholic Teaching: First CommunionMany non-Catholics do not understand the Mass. Television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart wrote, “The Roman Catholic Church teaches that the Holy Mass is an expiatory sacrifice, in which the Son of God is actually sacrificed anew on the cross” (Swaggart, Catholicism and Christianity). The late Loraine Boettner, the dean of anti-Catholic Fundamentalists, said the Mass is a “jumble of medieval superstition.”Vatican II puts the Catholic position succinctly:”At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic Sacrifice of his Body and Blood. He did this in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the centuries until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a paschal banquet in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us” (Sacrosanctum Concilium 47).Read More here.


  1. The Missals from Pauline Books have a built-in calendar printed on the flyleaf so people can know where they are in the liturgical cycle. It saves the expense of having to buy an annual guide. It’s quite easy to figure out.

  2. thanks for the primer on missals. looking for recommendations of quality Divine office (liturgy of the Hours) 4 volume set.

  3. Hello Sister, I was thinking about the Christian Prayer book when I mentioned the lack of a detailed guide. Ihave corrected the article and thank you for pointing out the problem.

    We will be doing a primer on the Divine Office in the near future.

  4. Which Missal is most accepted according to daily and Sunday readings. I am torn between the St. Joseph and the Roman Missal. Which has more accuracy as far as the readings for each day.

  5. Hi

    Just wondering if there is a difference between Missals published in Australia vs the USA or the UK?

    Are they region specific?


  6. Excellent article, for anyone searching for Missal information – all in one place.
    Few suggestions:

    1. Could you start part 2 by stating how does Post-Vatican II Missals differ from the earlier ones.

    2. Some Comments/Responses here are actually good questions. Wish you could provide the answers. Or even, when you have a fair collection, put it into a Missal FAQ page.

    1. Daily Missals – which have everything in both Latin and English – Do they cover Sunday services?


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