Patrick celebrated his First Holy Communion yesterday. It was such a wonderful day! My mama's heart couldn't be happier about seeing one of my children receiving a sacrament. Combine that with three wonderful feast days--the beatification of Pope John Paul II, Feast of Divine Mercy, and Feast of St. Joseph the Worker--and it was one big "woohoo!" of a day.
In front of the podium before Mass. The paschal candle is right there on the left, but I didn't get that in the frame!
Patrick just had the best spirits about it--very excited, not nervous at all. He really didn't want to take the wine, and he hesitated when it was his turn, but at the last moment--he did it! The entire Mass was beautiful and went off without a hitch.
Receiving a scapular at the end of mass.
On top of the general blessing of the day was that the rain stopped long enough for the party--it literally poured right before we needed to step out of the house and quit. And didn't rain (hard) again until party-goers were starting to leave. We did have a shower towards the end but the kids were having a great time playing in that!