This weekend is a most important time for four special children of our parish family. They have been patiently waiting and anticipating their First Communion since May. Due to the Corona Virus and stay at home directives given by the state, their First Communion had to be postponed until a later date. Great News! This weekend has been their weekend to make it happen.
In preparation for this great day in their lives, for the last two weekends they have participated in a special retreat with our Director of Religious Education, Mrs. Laurie Smith. As part of their preparation, of reviewing their lessons on the importance of the Eucharist in their life, they also celebrated for the first time the Sacrament of Reconciliation. I wish to acknowledge and thank Mrs. Smith for her commitment and dedication in preparing our children for this great weekend on their spiritual journey. I also know that this weekend was made possible due to the determination from the parents of these children, who made sure their children attended class every week and participated in their retreat. Thank you.
To our children, who this weekend made their First Communion, always remember the excitement and the joy you felt when receiving our Lord for the first time in the Eucharist. Remember also that the Lord Jesus is always present in your life, especially when you receive HIM in Holy Communion from now on. Never forget to come to the Lord’s banquet table to be nourished and experience the Lord’s love in your life.
Finally, everyone makes mistakes in life; which we call sin. Our God’s love for us is so great, that HE wants us to know that we are always forgiven. To aide us in this knowledge and experience forgiveness, God has provided us a special gift through HIS Son, Jesus Christ. This special gift is the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Always come and celebrate this Sacrament of God’s love in your life as well as HIS healing love.
Congratulations to our First Communicants and their families. May God continue to bless you on your faith journey.
- Darrien Christopher Delatte, Jr.
- Camilia Agee
- Sydnee Monroe Clark
- Christee Marie Carter
Fr. Peter Weiss, S.S.J.
PRAYER FOR FAMILIES
We bless your name, O Lord,
For sending your own incarnate Son,
To become part of a family,
So that, as he lived its life,
He would experience its worries and its joys.
We ask you Lord,
To protect and watch over this family,
So that in the strength of your grace
It members may enjoy prosperity,
Possess the priceless gift of your peace,
And, as the Church alive in the home,
Bear witness in this world to your glory.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.