Sunday, April 28, 2013

First Holy Communion

June 28, 1958 - my First Holy Communion
We celebrate the First Holy Communion today in our parish, as 13 of our young children will receive Jesus for the first time in their lives. This reminds me of my own First Holy Communion, back on June 29, 1958 as this picture tells the whole story of one of the happiest days of my life. The Mass was still in Latin, and children did not have much participation in the celebration of the Mass at that time, other than receiving communion for the first time, surrounded by family and friends. It is much different today as we try to involve the children in the celebration of the Mass. I practice with the children setting up the altar at the time of the Offertory. They also do the readings as well as the Prayers of the Faithful. In addition, children prepare a banner with pictures of scenes from their lives. They also prepare their blessing cup and a small miniature tabernacle, which are displayed and then the children take them home with them, as a memory of this happy day.

1 comment:

  1. What is the sash in the lower right corner by your elbow that seems to have a pattern the Sacred heart on it?