FIRST COMMUNION BREAD PARTY
Dear 1st Communion Parents/Guardians,
A Bread Party Mass and gathering after in the parish hall for all 3rd grade students, their families, and parishioners will be on April 7th,2019 10:00 Mass.
At this Mass, each Gr. 3 student is asked to bring a loaf of sweet bread (please be sure to wrap). We suggest that you involve the child in baking or buying the bread to be shared in community, suggesting that this bread nourishes our body, and how Christ, The Bread of Life, nourishes our souls.
BANNERS will be optional. They can be a fun family project and a wonderful 1st Communion remembrance to have at home throughout the years. Call for details.
CERTIFICATES will be placed in the pews (alphabetically) along with name tags, and commemorative pins.
PICTURES will not be allowed during the actual celebration of the Mass. Please do not disregard this request! After the celebration, ample time will be allowed for pictures.
DRESS in Sunday best. White dresses and veils for the girls and full suits for the boys are traditional, yet optional. A neat dress or pants, or shirt and tie are acceptable. We sometimes have donated dresses and suits. Check with the Religious Ed office if interested. If gloves are worn by the girls, they must be removed before going to Communion. Nothing in the hands. Their hands are to be cradled, one hand under the other, holding only The Host. We will review these things during rehearsal, which should only last 25-30 mins. Please mark your calendars and attend so that your child has full advantage of understanding and being prepared. Thank you!
There will be baskets in church at the foot of the altar for your family to place your loaf of bread in before Mass. Once the priest has blessed the bread as Mass begins, our ministry students will gather the bread and bring it to the parish hall where it will be cut and divided to share in communion. After Mass, our families and parishioners are invited to the parish hall to share the bread. We will provide butter, jam, coffee, tea, and loganberry for you, and our ministry students will host the event!
If you have any questions, please call at 668-2070. We look forward to supporting your efforts to help your child(ren) grow in their faith.
May you remain joy-filled,
Director of Religious Education
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