In the words of Carol Luebering, author and editor with St. Anthony Messenger Press, the Sacrament of First Communion is “… a step into new intimacy. From Baptism a first communicant has been one with Jesus, filled with the risen Lord’s indestructible life as part of his very Body, the Church. Taking a place at His table marks a new stage in the relationship with Christ, a conscious willingness to let the Lord nourish and nurture what began at Baptism.” (You can read Carol’s entire reflection on the sacrament of the Eucharist and First Communion in her Catholic Update article entitled First Communion: Joining the Family Table.)
Parents wishing to arrange for a formal portrait sitting for their son or daughter before the First Communion Mass on May 18, 2014 should schedule a sitting time in advance by clicking here. A separate small group portrait session will also be offered, on a first come first served basis, for interested participant families immediately following Mass after completion of the in-church group photo.