Sunday, May 25, 2014

David's 1st Communion - May 25

Sunday, May 25th was a big day for David!  After 2 years of study and preparations, David finally received our Lord in holy communion in the presence of his Godparents and many family members.  He was very excited to wear his fancy and "comfortable" clothes and I have to say he looked just like his Daddy all dressed up.  We were so proud!
 
 
Proud Mom and Dad
 
 
David got to participate in the mass by bringing up the gifts.  His big sister Emily was excited to be included in this honor as well.  Father George made this a very special day by announcing David's first communion at the beginning of mass, during the prayer intentions and for a round of applause at the end of mass.  Poor David did not care for all the attention!
 

Here is David bowing before our Lord in the holy eucharist.  We practiced this many times!


Father George is telling David to come closer here...


And here he is receiving holy communion for the first time.  How exciting!  These pictures aren't the best as I was taking them into the light but you get the idea...

Proud Godparents!  (And David, bless his heart just wants to go home!)
Proud Family (minus Isaac)
Oh, Blessed Day!  We went on to have a lovely reception at our house with pulled pork bbq, pigs in a blanket, potato salad, coleslaw and cake!  With all the preparations, the cake didn't get iced and decorated till the morning of the party.  Thank goodness Emily took over for me because I ran out of time!  She did an awesome job, didn't she?

And now we have enjoyed David's 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th communion as well!  I suppose we will stop counting at some point but we have really enjoyed having him fully participate at mass now and it is fun to make a big deal about it.  So now it is Lia's turn.  Her 1st grade preparations will officially begin this fall.  :-)

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