Blessings and prayers for this week
May and June are very special for many of the children in Year 3 and in some of the other junior years too—it marks the time of their First Holy Communion. I have very fond memories of mine. I was 7 when I made it and one of only three children in a very small country parish in Somerset. I remember my white dress and veil, the hymns and the moment I received Jesus in the form of bread for the first time; it was an incredibly special moment for me.
In receiving Jesus we are recognising that he died for our sins and gave himself for us. Receiving communion is also known as the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
A very special priest I used to know, always asked the question: Is your First communion the most important time you receive Jesus? The answer is ‘No’ – each time we have the privilege of receiving Jesus, our loving relationship with Him grows and that is so very wonderful!
It has been fantastic seeing the different rosaries that the children have brought in this week and hearing the different stories for why they have them – taken together, these have been very moving. Please continue to send them in until the half term.
Lotachi writes, (so beautifully),
I thank you Lord for all the people you have created, and I put Ukraine into your hands. I pray that you bring peace that spreads understanding to both it and Russia. I pray too that all people will know the Holy Spirit and prosper in the Kingdom of the Lord. May the creator of all nations hear our prayers.
Lord in your mercy hear our prayer.