Celebrating the Sacrament of First Holy Communion at St. Theresa's, Birstall
Sunday 21st May 2017
The Sacrament of First Holy Communion was received for the first time by twelve children in Year 3 at Bishop Ellis, at St. Theresa’s Church in Birstall, on Sunday, 21st May.
The Sacramental preparation that the children took part in prior to receiving the Sacrament was clearly very thorough and special mention must be made of Leanne, Aileen and Lucy for the time and energy that they have put into preparing the children to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. They have given up a lot of their time in order to do this and it is very much appreciated by the school and parish community. Thanks for doing a super job must also go to Mrs Bentham, who was in her element in her role as the official photographer for the day!
The First Holy Communion Mass was a joyous celebration of the Sacrament. The children all took part in the Mass in some way; the readers read clearly and with expression, the offertory procession was conducted with great reverence and the singing was absolutely wonderful - the choir, accompanied by the musicians of St. Theresa’s, led by Chris and Mary Lowe, sang and played beautifully. In his sermon, Father Saji spoke about this most special of occasions and reflected on his own First Holy Communion day; this certainly brought back memories for many of the adults present of their own First Holy Communion day and what it meant to them.
Congratulations to all the children - may they always be close to Jesus and keep Him in their hearts.