Sunday, July 13

Beth's First Holy Communion

On June 22, the feast of Corpus Christi, Beth received the precious Body and Blood of Our Lord for the very first time!  After careful consideration, our pastor decided she was ready for her First Holy Communion, and we planned for a beautiful feast day in which we'd have family and friends in town to help her celebrate.

She received the sacrament of penance just a few days before, so her soul was nice and squeaky clean!

Beth's dress was custom-made from an etsy shop and her veil is from Veils by Lily.  She wore her first pair of "high heels" that she picked out and absolutely adores!

 After reading and research, Ryan and I opted to have her consume a Vatican-approved low-gluten host, kept separate from the other hosts in her own pyx.  She picked it out herself and we discussed with her how the miniscule amount of gluten in the host (less than .2 parts per million)  kept it licit.  She agreed to go this route for now.  If we ever think that her host could be making her sick, we will re-evaluate and see if maybe she should receive Our Lord from only the Precious Blood.

We had just a small gathering of friends at mass and at our home afterward to celebrate.  We had brunch prepared for everyone ahead of time, and of course had yummy cake and white punch.  Everyone loved the punch and asked for the recipe, so here it is!

The man of the house offered a prayer for her, and Beth also received some sweet gifts from her treasured friends and family members: a prayer book, a rosary, a crucifix, a James Avery necklace, and a book about her favorite saint.  We are so proud of her and so happy that she was finally able to receive Him, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

So wonderful! Beautiful pictures, Stephanie and I LOVE the one of the whole family!
Congratulations to Beth!

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