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Thread: Emi had his first communion...and is not spring yet!

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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    My kids were in public school when we lived in Plattsburgh, but now that we live in the Bronx I wanted the small school environment. Jorgie goes to a private school in Manhathan and Emi to the same Catholic school my daughter went when we lived here.

    With all the trouble we had for the last 2 years, I wasn't even thinking about enrolling him for his first communion, for which he was due last spring. The teacher is aware, but that s another story.


    On Thursday they had a mass to celebrate the opening of the school year and everyone attended. I remembered about it today and asked Emmanuel, to make sure he didn't get the communion. He said: Oh! I did! They gave it to me, I chewed it and swallowed. I could not control myself and laughed. I explained to him (again) that he was not supposed to get it until the spring. He said. Don't worry, I have no rush to get it again; it didn't taste good. I don't wish to upset anyone, but I thought it was too funny.

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    LMBO out of the mouth of babes :D:D:D

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    Isn't it so great when they are honest. Gotta love em.

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    You didn't upset me. That is too funny! Our DGS gets his First Communion next spring also, I think he will think it tastes funny too! Bless their hearts!

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    No being Catholic... Why is the first communion held in the spring? I thought it was because that was when the children completed their catechism classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    No being Catholic... Why is the first communion held in the spring? I thought it was because that was when the children completed their catechism classes.
    I have the same question. And, also, what exactly does communion signify?

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    Sorry, I would love to answer some of these questions, but I think it is better if I do not. There is a rule about not discussing Religion and I don't really know how much I could say without getting into trouble...

    I do want to say that I thought it was funny too. Just don't tell on me.

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    I went to Catholic parochial schools from Kindergarten through 12th grade from 1956 to 1970 (a long time ago). Back then we made our First Holy Communion at the end of 2nd grade. Children at the end of 2nd grade are at least 7 years old which was traditionally considered the "age of reason" meaning that at that point a child would know right from wrong and would be able to understand the catechism questions and answers regarding the teachings of the Church. The Sacrament of Holy Communion in the Catholic Church is in accordance with the teachings of Jesus, according to the Holy Bible, when he shared bread and wine with the Apostles at the Last Supper and said, "This is my body... This is my blood... Do this in remembrance of me." When Catholics receive Communion we believe that through the miracle of faith we are receiving Jesus into our souls by sharing the transformed bread and wine. The word communion means to come together so we are coming together with God and with the other communicants. This is just in answer to the questions posed. Please do not feel that I am pushing my beliefs on anyone, this is just for general knowledge purposes.

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    Don't be surprised because this could be deleted. That is the reason I shied away from it.

    You should probably pm if we want to discuss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Don't be surprised because this could be deleted. That is the reason I shied away from it.

    You should probably pm if we want to discuss it.
    Not a problem...as I explained, I was just answering the question, not preaching or prosthelitizing. Maria shared a very cute and funny story about her child which just happened to arouse some curiosity. Better to get a straight answer to a question than to make incorrect assumptions about another person's culture or religious practices.

    Maria, your story made me chuckle :)

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    Maria, that story takes me back. I remember being terrified if the host got stuck on my teeth or anything outside "the rules"
    Your son is hilarious!!! :D
    And by the way, Joann is just giving facts as the Catholic church sees it.

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    Cute!

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    thank you for the answers. Sorry, didn't realize I wasn't supposed to ask those kinds of questions.

    Emi sounds like a real cutie!

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    This reminds me of my Goddaughter. During the summer before 2nd grade she came with me and her grandparents to a funeral. My neice is tall for her age. She was in a new church and at communion did not feel like sitting in the pew. She wasn't sure what to do when she got to the alter so she took communion. Her parents missed it but her grandparents were there.

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    Thanks JoAnnGC for your explantation.
    It's a shame that we are living in a free country, and not be able to talk about our faith. I love to learn more about my friends here. You are not pushing your beliefs when you exlpain as you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgull
    Thanks JoAnnGC for your explantation.
    It's a shame that we are living in a free country, and not be able to talk about our faith. I love to learn more about my friends here. You are not pushing your beliefs when you exlpain as you did.
    I wasn't criticizing, just trying not to break the rules!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Quote Originally Posted by sewgull
    Thanks JoAnnGC for your explantation.
    It's a shame that we are living in a free country, and not be able to talk about our faith. I love to learn more about my friends here. You are not pushing your beliefs when you exlpain as you did.
    I wasn't criticizing, just trying not to break the rules!
    No problems. I didn't feel offended.

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    It is not just any month in the spring though people think it is however it is in May which is the month of Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoAnnGC
    The Sacrament of Holy Communion in the Catholic Church is in accordance with the teachings of Jesus, according to the Holy Bible, when he shared bread and wine with the Apostles at the Last Supper and said, "This is my body... This is my blood... Do this in remembrance of me." When Catholics receive Communion we believe that through the miracle of faith we are receiving Jesus into our souls by sharing the transformed bread and wine. Please do not feel that I am pushing my beliefs on anyone, this is just for general knowledge purposes.
    It is only a wafer until it is consecrated by a priest it is not a miracle of faith it is the true Body and Blood once the conseration is preformed.

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    Reminds me when one of my DGS made his First Communion this past spring.
    We had our cameras ready and FLASH he made a face when he tasted the wine. Funny.

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    I remember WAY back in the 60's - practicing for first communion, the nuns used a paper wafer -same one for everyone in line --yucckkk.

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    As I said earlier thank you for explaining. I learned something I did not know.

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    I vaguely remeber my communion. First we had to go to confession and even at my tender age of 9, I couldn't understand WHY I needed to talk to the priest about my "sins" If this god is all-knowing, the visit with the priest was so unnecessary. Plus, I decided that it was none of the priest's business what I had done. So as a result, I invented a bunch of bad things I supposedly did. Ah yes, my downward spiral started early - lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trupeach1
    It is not just any month in the spring though people think it is however it is in May which is the month of Mary
    Thank you for clarifying "what's so special about having the 1st communion in the spring".

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    Oh the memories, am I the only one afraid that I was going to bite the priest hand? I remember when we baptized my little sister at the age of 7 she told my brother also being baptized to not allow the priest to touch him with "that dirty water". The things kids say, lol

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