Vash’s First Communion

May is proving to be one of the most hectic months of 2012 so far, with lots of special events and extracurricular activities and jumping between courthouses for me.   The first special event of May took place last Sunday – when the youngest of our boys had his First Communion at church.

The kids get to pick the mass in which they receive their first communion.  Most of the kids pick Saturday night or Sunday at 11:00 because it is easier for the extended family to get to the church – but we really don’t have extended family that comes for our boys other than Chip’s sister Cindy and our niece Kaitlyn, who came this year, so we schedule ours for the early morning mass, which we usually attend, so their “church family” can be there to support them in this special event.

This year only 4 kids decided to receive their first communion at the 8:30 Mass.

The kids enter the church carrying flowers to present the the Mother Mary.

The kids were then introduced to the Congregation.

Vash kept a hold of his Mary Angel through most of the service, keeping his Godmother close to him throughout the day.

And no, Vash does not have a really wierd haircut – his hair was pulled back into a tail and the front bangs are not fully grown out yet.  In this picture you can see how long his hair has grown.

The kids each took turns reading the prayers, with the assistance of Father Gary.

Vash and Mary Angel helped carry the gifts to the altar.

 The First Communion Class also performs the Lord’s Prayer in sign language.


It was a great morning, topped by our traditional celebratory lunch at Mexican Radio and then everyone went home and coughed until we all fell into bed.  A bad cough has been going through the household and it hit everyone on Sunday, so that is why we don’t have more pictures to show you.

Sorry for so long between posts.  Alot has been going on that I can’t wait to show you so check back soon, there will be more.


About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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3 Responses to Vash’s First Communion

  1. danielle says:

    Vash is adorable. Great pictures Shel! I love that he carries his Mary Angel with him. How proud she would be. Welcome back to the land of blogging!

    • Shelly R. says:

      I know – I keep thinking that if Mary was here and knew how he carried her with him through the whole thing, she would be bawling like a baby. It was so sweet. Father Gary even stopped and told him during part of it that he was sure that Mary was there with them and he felt her there too. It was nice that he acknowledged Mary’s importance to Vash during that ceremony. Mary passed away shortly after Jesse’s First Communion. We last saw her after his First Communion. It is just tough that Vash is the one who did not see her at all for his because he was so special to her. I’m off to dip some yarn into some ground pink bugs now. Love you Sis.

  2. Barbara Antonelli says:

    Great pictures! I bet Fr. Gary had a lump in his throat after seeing the angel during the service. He probably loved Mary as much as Vash! She sure was a wonderful lady. Vash always looks so serious, wish I could’ve been there to get a big smile out of him. I hoped you remembered my card. Love ya, Mom

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