First Communion Day

Today three of the children of our community received their first communion at our 11:00 AM liturgy. For Catholics, Jesus is really present in communion under the appearances of bread and wine. It was a happy day for the children, their families, and our community.

The seating looks rather irregular but that’s because of COVID-19. We can put the families together but then they must be separated from the other families and the individuals who were arriving for this mass.
Fr. Charlie lighting the first candle on the Advent wreath.
The children came forward with their families to receive communion.
At the end of the liturgy each of the children received a certificate from Sr. Mary and Marylyn and Fr. Charlie gave them a small gift.
Also recognized this morning were the teachers and staff of our religious education program. (L-R:) Kylene, Marylyn, Sr. Mary, Fr. Charlie, and Borj.