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Offline Mama ChaCha

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First Communion offerings and sacrifices
« on: February 16, 2014, 06:05:44 PM »
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  • In my family, we have a tradition of offering up services to others or mortifications for the greater glory of God before our first communion. Now, my dad won't discuss it because he shuns his Catholic heritage, so I don't know a lot about it, or the details of it, but from what I gather there was a specific service or sacrifice offered by the intended communicant, as well as gifts given to the attending priests and religious of the parish and small gifts given out to the parishioners after mass.

    Did anyone else's family do this, or does anyone have suggestions along the same lines for making our son's first communion something he will remember and carry with him always?
    Matthew 6:34
    " Be not therefore solicitous for to morrow; for the morrow will be solicitous for itself. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof."

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    First Communion offerings and sacrifices
    « Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 05:01:34 PM »
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  • I am from Indiana, German heritage.  We never did that, but I will say what my great- great uncle Priest of the Congregation of the Precious Blood said in 1905 to my Grandfather, his nephew before his lst Holy Eucharist.  Fr. Stoltz told Herman that he was to pray for his vocation in life.  It was just at his(Fr. Stoltz) 1st Holy Eucharist that we prayed for his vocation and he got a very strong inclination to study for the priesthood.  So, we all pray for those who receive Our Lord and we can fast, do mortifications and etc. of course.


     

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