Their First Time

2 May

firsttimeTypically, the daily reflections center upon the scriptures of the day.

Today, however, I am breaking that established tradition to ask you to pray for our school children who will receive their First Holy Communion at a special 10:00 a.m. Mass this morning.

Congratulations to Francesca Bernarte, Christopher Brantley, Julian Brown, Grace Buksa, Michael Burzynski, Isabella Caceres, Katie Cano, Emily Castenada, Kyle Cipowski, Cole Covelli, Rowan Dannis, Jimmy Dulkoski, Joey Dulkoski, Alexander Evans, Michael Fesko, Miranda Fisher, Ellie Giordano, William Goldman, Emma Hong, Dalton James, Jacob Jannotta, Nolan Kinsella, Vivian Krembs, Sarah Lenaburg, Gabriel Lobo, Brody Long, Riley Mach, Kylie Madura, Jack Markos, Veronica Marlowe, Isabella Martin, Kylie McCabe, Sophia Munoz, Addyson O’Brien, Lucas Opiola, Olivia Perez, Victoria Rasala, Ava Rozmanich, Cristian Salazar, Jacob Sanchez, Sofia Sanchez, Taylor Schroer, Arlen Stankiewicz, Ezra Vasquez, Timothy Walsh, and Matthew Zuccarelli.

Students, may your first reception of the Eucharistic Lord be a wonderful experience and may you return to the table of the Lord often throughout your lives so that you may receive the nourishment that you need on your earthly pilgrimage to the Kingdom!

FAITH ACTION:  Pray the following prayer for our school students preparing to receive their First Holy Communion this day.

Lord Jesus Christ, in the Sacrament
of the Eucharist You left us
the outstanding manifestation
of your limitless love for us.
Thank You for giving our children
the opportunity to experience this love
in receiving the Sacrament for the first time.
May your Eucharistic presence keep them
ever free from sin, strengthened in faith,
filled by love for God and neighbor,
and fruitful in virtue, 
that they may
continue to receive You throughout life 
and attain final union with You at death.