April 19, 2024

Is your child, grandchild or student receiving first Communion this spring? Let us know what it means to you

We are now in a special time of year when children across the archdiocese will soon be receiving their first Communion.

It’s a life-changing embrace of the sacrament that will be celebrated with great joy by parents, grandparents, other family members and the teachers and other faith-filled leaders who help prepare children for this momentous moment of their Catholic faith.

Hoping to capture the joy of this time, The Criterion is inviting parents, grandparents and the children’s instructors to share what it means for them to see and experience this celebration of Christ’s gift with the children, who hold a special place in his heart.

Teachers are also encouraged to share with us what your students feel—and are anticipating—about receiving the Eucharist for the first time, in their own words.

We will also welcome any photos of this faith-filled celebration of the sacrament of the Eucharist at your parish.

Please send your thoughts, stories and photos to John Shaughnessy by e-mail at jshaughnessy@archindy.org or by mail in care of The Criterion, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. Please include your parish and a daytime phone number where you can be reached. †

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