Monday, June 01, 2009

Paula's First Communion

The concept of First Communion is a relatively new one in the Anglican Church. In my day we were Confirmed at about 12 years of age and were then able to take communion. Nowdays they prefer children to be Confirmed when they are older, at about 16 years of age. If they would like to take communion before then, they can go through a period of preparation at about 12 years of age or older and are then formally Admitted to Communion. Paula and her group of friends have been attending classes every Friday and they were the first group of youngsters to ever be Admitted to Communion in our church.

Please try to look past the fact that Paula is the only girl who is not wearing a dress! The decision that they should wear white was made at the "11th hour" and because of hockey matches we were unable to go shopping for anything more appropriate! I was having a fit about it, but Paula was totally unfazed - she doesn't possess a dress and has no intention of changing that at any time soon ;-)


Andrea said...

A very proud mommy moment I am sure (despite the trousers lol)...she looked absolutely lovely.


Tamara said...

Hehehehe... I was the only one who wasn't wearing something that looked like a mini wedding gown at my First Holy Communion (Catholic). She looks great.

Anonymous said...

That is such a special day. Congratulations!

Jenny in Durbs said...

What a wonderful day & special memory for you all.

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