“My First Communion” As Told By My 8 Year Old Daughter

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“Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.”
-Matthew 18:3

Every single Sunday when we go to Mass, I can count on our priest to tell us that the Eucharist is the reason we all show up to church each week. Nothing is more important. Well, this year, I am pretty sure we have seen more young people take their first communion than in any other year. They are at such a fun and innocent age, I always love to ask them, “How was it?” To hear the importance of the Eucharist explained by a 7-8 year old child helps me not take it for granted. I love to hear the excitement in their voice. I love to hear them talk about how it tasted, and what it felt like to receive Christ for the very first time.

Our daughter, Grace, has made tremendous strides growing in the Catholic faith since taking her first communion. We no longer have to tell her to be quiet, kneel with us, or pay attention to what is going on. She takes Mass very seriously now. Her love for the Catholic Church is very inspiring to me. And, if you ask her, she will tell you that her favorite class at school is “Religion.” So, I decided to interview her about her first communion and her excitement for her friends taking their first communion this year. Sometimes we need to look at things through a child’s eyes to be reminded how beautiful our faith truly is.

 

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