Tuesday, April 13, 2010

How to Tell if You are Really Catholic

My oldest had his First Communion amidst the chaos of us all entering the Church -- and he's a boy anyway. Preparing my second child for this Sacrament had the added benefit of shopping for pretty things.

Sunday morning was a beautiful time to reflect on how far our family has come from our first exploratory visits to a Catholic Mass a few years ago and how fortunate we all are to be able to receive the Lord in the Eucharist.

I wonder sometimes whether the Eastern churches example of giving Confirmation and Communion at the same time as Baptism might be the better way, but since we are Westerners and the tradition is for a delay in these Sacraments, I am going to embrace the tradition and the celebration that comes with it.

Want to see a few more pictures? Go to my friend's page. The shortest girl is mine (as is the shortest altar boy)


Anonymous said...

How absolutely beautiful. This photo is a real treasure.

Anonymous said...

PS - I _really_ agree with you on the Sacraments of Initiation, especially WRT Confirmation. I have a nasty reputation for having referred to the way it is conferred in many dioceses as the "youth ministers' full employment act". But I can't think of a justifiable reason for delaying it until high school I really, truly can't.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

You're welcome to save and republish that photo here instead. I had the baby shower today and did not have a chance to edit the others yet. I know I have one with both of their faces showing.


mrsdarwin said...

Very sweet indeed. She looks very happy!

We just got our dress back from being altered -- perhaps another good reason to buy a dress in person instead of over the internet... We now have shoes, veil, and dress -- the only thing left to get is stockings, and those are always best left to the last minute because of the unnatural abuse my girls put them through.

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