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Sunday, June 10, 2007

My Eldest Daughter received her First Holy Communion Today

Today, the Feast of Corpus Christi, my oldest Daughter grew up just a little bit more. Today, she physically received Jesus in the most Blessed Sacrement. She looked so grown up getting her hair done early in the morning. Very early in the morning for me a second shifter. As we got her three sisters and ourselves ready and placed the Bishop's Breakfast Casserole's in the oven we were off to Church for the 9 a.m. Mass.

We took our places near the front of the Church for Mass. Father preached a wonderful sermon describing the feelings in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus at the Last Supper. We were able to stand with our daughter in front of the whole congregation as we renewed our baptismal promises with her. Father re-read one of the blessing prayers for the parents from the Rite of Baptism and commented that my wife and I had taken it to heart as we had prepared Mary for her First Holy Communion on our own.

Finally, after the consecration, Father came down to the steps of the Altar flanked by two Altar Servers bearing candles and my wife and I processed up behind her Daughter to receive the most Blessed Sacrement. We then held her together and I cried just a little bit. Below is the prayer that her and I prayed together.

Act of Adoration after Communion

With deepest humility, I adore You, my Lord and God; You have made my soul
Your dwelling place. I adore You as my creator from Whose hands I came and
with Whom I long to be happy forever. Amen.

Finally, after a few pictures we returned to home and had a reception with our family and friends in attendance. We ate Bishop's Breakfast Casserole, Tre Leche Cake and had punch to drink. All was well and yummy. Then we had a small siesta.

God Bless, He is truly merciful to us.

Under the Mercy,

Matthew S

1 comment:

antonia said...

aw! God Bless her! She looked like a little angel!