March 20, 2012
Join us March 25 at the 9:45 am Mass as we present and bless the children preparing for their First Eucharist. Children and their families will be called by name and presented to the parish community. Following the presentation, the congregation will extend hands in prayer over the children and their families. We invite parishioners to continue to pray for the children and their families during their journey to the sacrament using the blessing prayer from the presentation mass:
"Dear Lord, having myself been fed by Your table, I ask now for Your blessing upon our children who long to gather at the banquet table where all hungers are satisfied. Look upon your sons and daughters as they prepare to share in your Eucharistic feast. Bless them with good things and fill them with holy things, for they are your holy people, chosen to be your own. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen."
The children will receive their First Eucharist at the First Communion Mass on Saturday May 12 at 12:00 pm. All parishioenrs are invited to this sacramental celebration.