Sunday 21 June 2009

First Communions 2009

This morning thirteen children from our parish received Holy Communion for the first time. The day is the end of a long period of preparation; more importantly it is also the beginning of a new phase of their life of faith, a time in which they can be united with the Lord in this sacrament.

Just before the final blessing the children were invited to come forward; the moment also offered the opportunity to thank their families and the parish catechists for all their work and support. During the Mass they had remained with their families throughout, with the intention that the congregation's focus might remain on the liturgy.

We congratulate the children on this special day, with the hope that it will be the beginning of a much deeper relationship with God. Please continue to remember them in your prayers.