Monthly Archives: April 2013

Let us Rejoice!

“This is the day the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

April 7, 2013
Today at Mass, fifteen beautiful young children received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion.  They were impeccably dressed in miniature suits for the boys and delicate while dresses for the girls.  Many of the girls even wore flowers in their hair, as is traditional, and a professional photographer was on hand to take individual photos of each young person with our Pastor.  This was a special moment in their lives as Catholics to be sure, and a celebration for our whole congregation.
While these families celebrated this special time for their second graders, I silently and joyfully celebrated a special moment in time with my only daughter Samantha.  Because today, after more than six years of preparation, advocacy in our church and a succession of “almost” and “not-even-close” experiences in worship, my precious 15 …