Sunday, 15 June 2008

First Holy Communions

This morning a number of children from the parish received Holy Communion for the first time. Supported by their families and friends, they came to the 10:30am Mass in their Sunday best! The traditional clothing is more a matter of custom than of faith - the children are free to wear whatever they choose - but the effort put into their appearance also signifies the huge amount of spiritual preparation that goes into this day.

After the Mass there were numerous opportunities for photographs: in the Cathedral, on the steps, in the garden... the children certainly have some understanding of what it feels like to be a celebrity! More importantly, may they also have an understanding of the great gift of Christ's Body and Blood that they received today for the first time. Please continue to remember them and their families in your prayers as they grow in faith and in love of the Lord.