Those who helped with the the project formed an assembly line to stuff the backpacks, resorting to grocery bags for some. Karsyn agreed to pose for the camera and is joined by her sister, Rilyn.
|Tubs of Blessings in Backpacks|
|Rilyn and Karsyn|
During the Offertory, he asks the two boys to play a song on the piano. With one or two fingers, each plays "Jesus Loves Me, This I Know." Parents are allowed to walk closer to take photos. (I do the best I can with my phone camera at my seat.)
Each child is given a certificate of their having received First Communion.
During the Great Thanksgiving, Fr. Jim holds his hands out, explains why he does it, and asks the children to do the same.
Each child takes a yeast roll from a basket passed around and this represents the Priest's Host.
Especially impressive to me is Fr. Jim's explanation of why he moves his hands in and out at the words "All this we ask...." He also shows the children how Jesus used two fingers when He gave a blessing, and the children follow that example as they bless their yeast rolls.
Finally, each child takes a turn to hold up the actual loaf of bread that we will be served at Communion. There are smiles all around.
Willie of Willie's Tug,
and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
Sunday, April 19, 2015