My First Holy Communion

Topics: Catholic Church, Eucharist, First Communion Pages: 2 (515 words) Published: January 30, 2013
Name: Gerard Christopher
Age: 13
Topic No: 1
Chosen date: 27th September 2009.
Each child’s journey to becoming a stronger believer in their own religion begins with their parents’ active participation in their faith formation. As a catholic, my journey started with baptism when I was born and it became stronger when I received my First Holy Communion. First Holy Communion is a Catholic Church ceremony. It is the colloquial name for a person's first reception of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Catholics believe this event to be very important, as the Eucharist is one of the central focuses of the Catholic Church. It is the day when we partake in Lord’s last supper. Before receiving the Holy Communion I need to attend special catechism classes and prepare myself to receive Jesus into my life. I was very eager not only to receive communion but also my new extravagant suit that I am going to wear on that day, Sunday, 27 September 2009. My parents invited all my relatives and friends to attend that unique function and they printed invitation cards too!!! They took me to the one of the finest tailors at Orchard road to stitch my white suit. There was a long queue and I had to wait patiently for my turn, which I learnt during my Catechism classes. The tailor took measurements for my suit and also shared a secret with me. Let me let the cat out of the bag to you. He was an alumnus of my school. Finally, I stitched a complete suit which was quite expensive. To match my suit we also bought a white tie and white shoes. The day, 27 September 2009, was the most memorable day in my life that I wore the best clothes of my life!!! Upon wearing I looked like a charming Indian prince in an European outfit. My parents had also arranged for photographers and videographers. There were many enormous flashes of lights on me. Among 100 children receiving the Holy Communion, I was chosen for offering the wine bottle to the priest because of my best attire. I really felt...
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