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First Communion 2007
First Communion Sunday.  This was a special day for our parish and for seventeen children who received the body and blood of Jesus for the first time.

First Communion 2007
Before Mass begins, the children practice processing two by two and bowing together to the altar.  We can show our reverence even by the way we walk and hold our hands.

First Communion 2007
The First Communicants listen carefully to Father Ryan's homily.  He mentions each one by name!

First Communion 2007
After the homily, Father Ryan lights the children's candles, a reminder of the candle that was lit on the day of their baptism.

First Communion 2007
Holding their lighted candles, the children renew the promises of their baptism.  They let their "I do"s ring out loud and clear!

First Communion 2007

First Communion 2007

First Communion 2007

First Communion 2007
At last the moment comes:  receiving the body and blood of Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time.

First Communion 2007

First Communion 2007
The children were surprised when Father Ryan and the entire assembly applauded for them on this special day.

First Communion 2007
The children with their catechists join in the procession.  "The Mass is ended, go in peace, alleluia!"

First Communion 2007
After Mass, the children and Father Ryan gather for a group picture.

First Communion 2007
 
First Communion 2007
After the formal portrait, it's time for the "mamarazzi and paparazzi" to take pictures.

Congratulations, First Communicants!  We pray that you will remember this happy day always!

 

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