So, out I bring the Communion candle, which we light at each meal.
Over the many years, I've tried to stress this and to teach this simple acknowledgement to my First Communion students - to continue to celebrate the occasion of their First Holy Communion Anniversaries. It is, at least, as special as a birthday.
First Holy Communion is such a beautiful and sacred event. It's ONE of the seven sacraments!
|celebratory cookies on vintage plate, given to me from my mother|
(the plate, not the cookies) :o)
We celebrate our wedding anniversaries...and our ordinations...we should also celebrate (or at least graciously acknowledge in some way) our baptismal anniversaries; when we become a child of God. How special is that!?
As always, we start the celebration with Holy Mass. Fitting, yes?
|celestial occasion calls for a celestial offering...|
Happy Heavenly Anniversary, Butterfly...