"Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done unto me according to thy will." ~ Luke 1:38

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

~ Heavenly Anniversary ~

Six years ago, Butterfly received her First Holy Communion...surrounded by the angels and saints in heaven...in a spiritual sodality here on earth.

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...

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