A NOTE TO OUR 1ST COMMUNION CANDIDATES

First Holy Communion

The Body of Christ. Amen.
The Blood of Christ. Amen.

Under normal circumstances, you, our 1st Communion candidates would be receiving First Communion this weekend in our parishes. But - you are not a normal group of students. You are an extraordinary group of young people - hungry for the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, excited about coming to the table of the Lord for the first time, having to be a little more patient as we look forward to sharing what is sure to be a wonderful experience. In the meantime, we -- the members of Blessed Sacrament and Holy Cross Parishes, our family of faith, are praying for you.

"Father, you give each one of us a special life and love in our families. It is through the experience of sharing and growing together that we deepen our experience of You. As we join with our children in this time of preparation before they celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time, we ask you to be with us in the power and gift of your Spirit. We ask You to encourage all of us to be aware of the wonder of Your gift and to deepen our union with You and with one another in and through Jesus Your son. Amen."

Blessed Sacrament

Madison Baltrusaitis
Ryan Fagan
Emma Charney
Leland James
Roman Davitt
Mason Kelly Ava Merrifield

Holy Cross

Michael Abda
Jacob Foley
Paul Alunni
Elizabeth Fortuner
Jacob Bennett
Kyrin Frushon
Jake Borusiewicz
Joshua Gaughan
Liam Brophy
Daniel Krott
Andrew Buranich
Anthony Paone
Elijah Campbell
Marteen Pisanchyn
Luke Cantafio
Clare Reckless
Adam Coviello
Nevaeh Rembish
Joseph DiChiara
Sofia Roman
Mia Fazio
Ava Takacs
Emma Finlon
Emma Thomas
Luke Fiorelli
Sophia Vitaletti
Mia Williams