Their first communion is a very special day for a child. As a part of the celebration the parents of the child or the child themselves may wish to make a speech. You should thank everyone who has helped prepare your child for this blessed event, and who helped your child deepen his or her faith. Also thank people who have loved your child and made his life joyful. We accepted our first wafer with humility and personal thanks by talking to Christ in our own hearts, crossed ourselves, and genuflected before walking away from the alter. We were not expected to speak to anyone else other than Jesus from our heart and that includes my parents not being expected to speak.
You come to me," says Saint Maximilian Kolbe to Jesus, speaking for all of us, "and unite Yourself intimately to me under the form of nourishment. What miracles! Who would have ever imagined such!" St. Mother Teresa also has words for you and your family: "Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there. Read next 3 Ways to Spiritually Prepare Your Child for Their First Communion. This article has been updated and was originally published in April 2016.
How should you prepare to take Communion? While this is not a sad event in the life of a believer it is also not a time for frivolity. It should be a serious time in the church. Communion is a precious time in the life of a believer when he is focused on remembering and giving thanks for the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. This time is also known as the Lord’s Supper. In some churches this celebration of the Lord’s Supper is called the Eucharist which means to give thanks for the elements as Christ did at the original Lord’s Supper celebration
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How to Prepare Your First Child for a New Baby. And keep the meeting private, just immediate family members so your child can react naturally, without a crowd present. The first time your preschooler sets eyes on a new sibling could be overwhelming emotionally for him, so it’s important that you stay in tune with what he’s feeling. When it’s time for other visitors to stop by, let your preschooler play whatever role he’s comfortable in. Some will want to act as the master of ceremonies, introducing their new sibling to grandma, while others may prefer to hang back and watch the action.
How long should my child be studying for this exam? What happens if my child does not pass? 3. Find a practice exam. If your child is taking a standardized test, you should be able to easily locate practice exams. You should make it clear to other family members, such as younger siblings, that the child is not to be disturbed while they are studying. This will help your child’s concentration as they prepare. Good places to study include the child's bedroom or the kitchen. While the child is studying, minimize noise in your home. Teach your child relaxation techniques. Some children develop test anxiety. It is good to show your child how they can handle these periods of panic, especially if they happen in middle of exam. These practices can help calm your child down so that they can focus on the exam itself. You can show them how to
A child receives his/her First Holy Communion around the ages of 7 - 8 years. In recent times, they have also made their First Holy Confession at those ages too, but, back when I was a kid, we made our First Holy Confession at around 10 years (about 2 or 3 years after Holy Communion). Personally, I think they should have kept it that way, for 3 reasons: 1)While one IS supposed to confess ALL SINS during Confession, meaning both venial & mortal, it is only the mortal sins which make the Christian unworthy to receive Holy Communion, & a child is far too young to be guilty of mortal si. .
Figure out how your child will get to school and how she will come home. Talk to your child about the morning and afternoon routine so that she understands that she will be safe, okay, and cared for. Make sure your child meets her before- and/or after-school caregiver, if you are using one. Start using your child’s school bedtime. Pick a bedtime that gives your child a good night’s rest before the first day. Keep the bedtime routine soothing and relaxing. Don’t focus too much (or at all!) on the first day of school unless he wants to. The First Day: Wake up early enough so that you and your child don’t have to rush to get to preschool. Make breakfast for your child and, if possible, sit down to eat together-or at least talk with her as she eats and you get ready. Pack your child’s backpack together.
How easy it is for our faith to decline, to get weak, or even to disappear. Sad to say that the biggest religious group in USA are non-practicing Catholics. Our Amen in Holy Communion results in Jesus’ Eucharistic Presence taking root in our heart, mind and soul! 9. Thanksgiving. After Holy Communion we should spend some time in rendering thanks to Jesus for this greatest of all gifts - His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in Holy Communion. In a home visitation and a friendly meal, a guest who has even the least of manners will thank the hosts for having invited him. Should we not abound in thanksgiving to Jesus for humbling Himself to descend into our miserable interior home that we call our soul? Let us join our hearts, minds and voices with the Psalmist and acclaim: Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, for His mercy endures forever.
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