May 2, 2011

A wonderful day!

Patrick and his banner.

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!
With his cake, decorated by Grandma!

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