Steven Joseph made his First Holy Communion on Sunday, October 18th 2015 at Our Lady of Walsingham. This Sunday was also the canonization of Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin, special patrons for our family and the parents of St. Therese of Liseaux.
It was a beautiful day.
Some friends served at the altar
and Steven followed the procession into the sanctuary.
There was also an older woman who came into full communion with the Catholic Church on this Sunday. So they both received Holy Communion together.
Family waiting for photos
With our pastor, Fr. Hough
Outside the church...
The church was having a pumpkin patch that weekend!
Taken with my iPhone. Such joy on this day!
We went home to prep for a big party!
We had about 75 people over, 50 of them children!
He was showered with friends, prayers, and lovely gifts!
It was our first big event in our new home, and what a special event it was!
Steven, we hope you always remember this First Holy Communion Day. We pray that each Holy Communion in your life draws you even closer to Jesus. May He guide your every step, and may you be comforted and encouraged by the family and friends who love you so much! But HE loves you most of all and will never abandon you.
After your Holy Communion, you have wanted to go to mass as often as possible. Yesterday, you told me you just decided to pray a decade of the rosary as you walked around the house. It is a joy to see you grow up and to see you grow into a young man after God's Son!
We are blessed that you are our Son. Thank you for loving us and loving HIM.