His Time Machine


And my son said tonight at dinner, reflecting back on his weekend, "If I had a time machine I would keep setting it back to the days of my First Confession and First Holy Communion to live them again."



My youngest son made his First Holy Communion on Pentecost Sunday. On Friday, he made his First Confession with our homeschool pastor. He had been feeling a little sick but as soon as he came out of the confessional he was all business about saying his penance and then so angelic, hugging us all with joy. Christ's Sacrament of forgiveness truly is healing.

This was the first Sacrament one of our children has made in the Extraordinary Form and the high, sung Mass with incense was so lovely. Our Latin Mass Pastor had the parents and Communicant come to the high altar to kneel for the Eucharist and I will never forget looking over to my son as he tilted his head back and received Our Lord....my tears spilled. They have for every first Communion....what else compares to having Christ within you!

Afterwards, again, he was so celebratory and empowered. Our parish had a party in the hall for the 3 boys, pictures were taken. Then 14 relatives traveled to our house for a lovely, temperate day. My son led the table blessing in Latin and asked that we sing Holy God we Praise Thy Name before we cut the cake.

May he always be this in love with Our Lord....

11 comments:

Sarah said...

Welcome to the Father's Table! It's a feast to be desired!!

God's blessings!!!

Jamie said...

How did you do that picture at the top? Wow, beautiful!

God bless your sweet boy! Such a wonderful time of innocence!

Neighbor & Street Reps. John & Mary Luca said...

How awesome! I get all teary at First Communion and First Confession as well - well, and now Confirmation! Isn't it wonderful how they just SMILE from ear to ear - even their eyes lighting up? Francis received his First Holy Communion almost 3 weeks ago, and each time (we attend daily Mass some days) he looks at me and beams. And we all have smiles after Confession too. We're so blessed to have the Sacraments!
Thanks for sharing - and as usual your photos are incredible too :)

+JMJ+ said...

Thanks friends!

Jamie, if you import your pics into www.photobucket.com you can do some artsy stuff with them....like turn them into a colored pencil drawing.

Therese said...

How wonderful! Thanks for sharing the experience with us! It reminds me of my oldest son making his First Eucharist and Confession last year.

Ruth said...

Congratulations to your sweet little boy!

kimberly said...

How lovely! May God be praised now and always as this young man approaches the most Blessed Sacrament! Congrats to your good young man, and you too, Mom!!

Sarah said...

Wonderful! Congratulations to your son! What a glorious day, and how precious were his responses to receiving the sacraments! My 1st grader cannot wait to receive her First Holy Communion. She talks about it all.the.time! We attended our parish's First Communion Mass this year, as we know several of the children who were receiving the sacrament, and I was so emotional, and they weren't even my children! I can't imagine when MY kids are the ones who are receiving. I am sure tears will be flowing from my eyes, too ... Oooh! I can't wait to be witness to such a beautiful sight!

Christine said...

I love that that red rose your little man is wearing.

What a blessing. Look at your smile. You are one lovely and proud mama.

Congrats!

Jessica said...

Congratulations to you both!!!! How wonderful that he was able to receive his First Holy Communion on his knees in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass!!!! God bless you all!

Laura said...

Congratulations. It sounds like it was a wonderful day.
God Bless

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