First Holy Communion

Beloved Parish Family In Jesus Our Risen Lord,

We rejoice today for the 4 beautiful children who will receive Our Lord Jesus for the very first time in Holy Communion. This past year we took the time to teach these candidates and help to prepare them for this very special day in their life. May God bless you and all your family on this very special day of receiving your First Holy Communion. Today I want encourage you to offer your Holy Communion for any special intention for you or for your family.

Today is also a good day for our First Holy Communion Children to teach us something about receiving our Holy Communion. As we look on and as we witness the beauty of these very young members of our Parish Family today let us also remember back to that time when we received our Fist Holy Communion. Can you remember what that was like for you? What a really good thing it could be for everyone to always receive Holy Communion each time as if it were our first time. I would say that one of the most important things we do in our entire week is to take our Holy Communion and to take it in the proper way so that it is good for us.

I take this occasion of the First Holy Communion Sunday to present a lesson from the “YOU CAT, CATECHISM” to help make every Holy Communion be like a First Holy Communion. From this little lesson we learn that our preparation for receiving Holy Communion is a key thing.

Take a good look at this lesson taken from question #220.

What sort of preparation do I need in order to be able to receive Holy Eucharist? Someone who would like to receive Holy Eucharist must be a Catholic. If he has a serious sin on his conscience, he must first make a confession. Before approaching the altar, one should be reconciled with his neighbors.

Taken from the Sacred Scriptures,

Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.

One good thing for everyone, for all our children and for all our Parish Family of all ages is to keep leaning about our faith and keep reminding ourselves of all our teachings. May God bless all our Parish Family on the special day of First Holy Communion.