Sunday, May 3, 2009

Nate's Very Big Day!

Nate had his First Holy Communion today! Though we wish we could have oodles of family trek out here to Illinois for these important family days, it was still nice with just the five of us. Our church is so small that there were only five kids having their First Holy Communion today, so the kids did a lot during the mass.
They read the readings.

Then Fr. Ray called them up for the homily. They each explained the banner they had made for the day. Here's Nate's. He had a picture of the cross, and the host, and the chalice on his banner. He called the chalice, "the Holy Grail," which made the church laugh. Nate loves his King Arthur stories!

The five kids also brought up the gifts for the Offertory.
Then they sang the reflection song after Communion. Very sweet!

Finally they process out with Fr. Ray.And here's our choir rocking the house. :)

And then, cake in the parish hall!
A great and good day. We love you, Nate!


Mary Kate said...

Congrats Nate!! Wow, first a wedding, then a confirmation, and then a First Communion! A very holy month for the McDonnell family!

Catherine Berg said...

Congratulations Nate! It looks like you had a beautiful day for your first Holy Communion. We are so happy for you.

Lorrie and Fred said...

Reading this post was the next best thing to being there! Congratulations Nate!! It is wonderful to have such a small and close parish community. I have fond memories of being at your church for Mass in 2001. Look forward to our next visit! Love, Aunt Lorrie

our little brown life said...

Great post Cathy! Congrats Nate on being a first communicant. And by the way, I love your blue eyes!