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Sunday, April 15, 2012

First Communion Take Two


My son will be making his First Communion this Saturday for the second time. Say What? You read that right. My son made his first communion back in the Fall of 2009. He went with his father and older sister to a work day at the Monastery with Father Kirby. While there they attended a mass. Father Kirby happened to accidently give Pumpkin communion. As soon as mass was over Father Kirby realized what had happened and sat down to talk to the boy. It was determined that the sacrament was valid, even though Pumpkin was only 5 1/2 years old. Yup, at 5 1/2 her had a complete understanding of the sacrament. In fact this occasion became a matter of discussion and a teaching moment for Deacon G and his classmates while they were in formation. IMG00237
Since it was not fair to “take away” a sacrament we allowed Pumpkin to continue to receive communion but decided that we would have him receive instruction with his classmates, and enjoy the traditional First Communion Mass.  We also wanted to be able to have family attend and celebrate with us this time. Especially since MOM (me) did not get to be there for the first First Communion.
The banner is made and we are ready. At 3pm on April 21st we will be celebrating a First Communion Mass with all of his friends. Most importantly of we will have pictures to document it this time not just the one taken on a phone camera after the mass (see above).
Joshua Banner
What can I say my family has a pattern of celebrating the sacraments in unusual ways. Wait till I tell write about Pi and her baptism/anointing of the sick.

this post is linked up to The Kennedy Adventures


Dwija {House Unseen} said...

That's awesome that he had such a full understanding at such a young age. Awesome!

Lisa - the Granola Catholic said...

Thanks Dwija, Fr. Kirby said it is no uncommon in families that the older sibling will teach the younger and since his sister had just received her first communion the previous spring she would play "Sunday School" with him using her book teaching him. Our parish priest happens to be from Africa and he also said he received his communion early too. He does have a deep faith.

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