Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Sunflower and Froggy First Communion

After a long delay, both Sunflower AND Froggy were able to receive their First Communion on the feast of Corpus Christi.  To make a long story short, Sunflower was set to receive First Communion and Confirmation at our old parish.  However, like most everywhere else, sacraments were postponed.  When the priest and RE director decided to allow sacraments to proceed, we were told only four people would be allowed in the church (including Sunflower and the priest), everyone would be required to wear a mask, and (this is the clincher) she would be REQUIRED to receive Our Lord on the hand.  Just. No.  So, we called the priest at our "new" parish (we've actually been there for a year and a half) and he graciously allowed Sunflower to join their First Communion class.  Because this is an FSSP parish, only the bishop is able to do Confirmation, and he only does it here every other year.  We were also told that she would be required to pass a catechism test.  Since my Froggy has studied from the catechism this year for school, we decided to have him tested as well, expecting that he could at least have his First Penance.  They both passed the test and so both were able to receive their First Communion this year!

It was such a beautiful day.  I am so glad to be at this parish, with these priests, in this community.

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