Thursday, May 24, 2012

Preparing for First Holy Communion

St. Bernard Catholic School
students their first communion.
Receiving holy communion for the
first time is like nothing else in the
world. (Photo credit: Michael J.
Arvizu/St. Bernard)
... From CatholicCulture.org

Instructions on how to prepare your child for his/her first communion, including discussion on dealing with distractions during time of thanksgiving prayer.

Receiving holy communion for the first, or the hundred and first, time is like nothing else in the world. It's a wonder we can take it so calmly. Of course, if we could grasp what happens, we would die on the spot. Saints have. Blessed Imelda died after receiving communion from the hands of Our Lord, but for the rest of us there is little chance of that. The rest of us have trouble remaining recollected long enough to say thank you with simple graciousness. We salute baseball stars and Hollywood beauties with wild enthusiasm, and we take communion so calmly. We greet new cures for our physical ills with bounding optimism, and we consider whether to communicate daily without even a quickened pulse. We act as though the important thing is how long men will live, not how many will get to heaven.

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