FIRST EUCHARIST PREPARATION
The Sacrament of First Eucharist (also known as First Communion) is an important rite for Catholic families and individuals. Holy Communion is the third of seven sacraments received. It occurs only after receiving Baptism, and once the person has reached the age of reason (usually, around the second grade). If you would like more information than is provided here, you may contact Susan Spara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early in March, our first communion class has started seedlings in our learning plan based on Gospel of Matthew 13:3-8, 23. The class was learning about planting and nurturing; and that Jesus' teachings and love are like seeds that are planted in rich soil; great things will grow.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 happened, and myself and a volunteer whisked up the seedlings; transplanted them, and nurtured the garden at the convent at St Vincent's. The children have been kept informed (virtually) of the garden's growth. Over the last weekend, we harvested this basket and delivered to parishioners/neighbors; after praying to the Blessed Mother for her blessings.
We even had a "heart shaped" tomato in the bunch!! That was a special blessing for sure!