This Sunday, fifty seven children will experience a very special day in their lives: they will be making their First Holy Communion at Christ the King.
Pope Francis refers to the Eucharist as a gift. He reminds us about how important it is to our faith journey and he encourages us to receive the Eucharist as a family as often as possible if we are so disposed and in the state of grace. He stated, “First Communion is, above all, a celebration. We celebrate Jesus, who wants to remain always by our side. He will always be with us...(it) will be the beginning of many Communions, so that your hearts may always, like today, be festive, full of joy and, above all else, gratitude.”
As we reflect on these words of Pope Francis, let's give thanks for all the teachers, relatives, and friends of these children who have helped prepare them for First Holy Communion, and who will assist them in their future growth in faith through their prayers and actions. We especially thank the parents who are the primary educators of the children in the ways of the faith.