First Communion Joy

Andrew made his communion this past Saturday. I can’t tell you how excited he has been the last few weeks coming up to the day. It was like waiting for Christmas! After church he tells daddy and me, “Finally, finally, I can receive Jesus with the rest of the church!” If only we all had that same joy and anticipation when going to mass and receiving Jesus in the Eucharist!

During the mass, Andrew had the job of bringing up a candle during the presentation of the gifts. I couldn’t get a good shot, but I wish you could see a picture of his face. He was so concerned about not dropping the candle and setting the church on fire. He was so serious and you could see the determination and carefulness right on his face!

I had a lot of problems with my camera so I only got a few pictures. Thankfully my father-in-law and sister and mom were able to get some better pictures. I can’t wait to get them. At least I can show him off wearing his communion suit:

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The altar:

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And some family pictures at the communion party. We had lunch at the Royal China Buffet and I have to say they did a marvelous job. The waiter and waitress were very attentive, the party room was lovely and the food was great. We got there right when they were opening, so the food was not only very fresh but piping hot, too!

My husband, Michael, being goofy.

My husband, Michael, being goofy.

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Not the best picture, but shows my niece and two sisters-in-law.

Not the best picture, but shows my niece and three sisters-in-law.