Tuesday, August 30, 2011

First Communion

This past Sunday, we were blessed to witness the Rite of First Communion Prior to Confirmation, as three of our younger parishioners, Myka, Farrah, and Savannah, received the very Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Sacrament for the first time.  This is the second group of youngsters to go through our First Communion Class since we adopted our new policy last July, and these three young ladies did an outstanding job preparing.  It was a pure joy to instruct, examine, and absolve them in preparation for Holy Communion, and I could not be more pleased with, or proud of, them.  Well done, ladies! 

Heavenly Father, whose Son Jesus Christ loved the young and called them to Himself, we ask You to bless Myka, Farrah, and Savannah.  Strengthen them in the faith through the Sacrament of Christ's body and blood so that they may grow spiritually and bring forth the fruits of faith in a life of love toward others to the praise and honor of Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen. 

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