Be a good example, communicants told

Thirty-four children received their First Holy Communion during the Sunday 9.00am Mass celebrated by parish priest Fr Robert Daniel, Nov 3 at the Chur

Nov 14, 2019

By Bernard Anthony
Thirty-four children received their First Holy Communion during the Sunday 9.00am Mass celebrated by parish priest Fr Robert Daniel, Nov 3 at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Deacon Sandanasamy Peter gave the homily, specifically directed at the children who were dressed beautifully in white. He said that the day was an important occasion because they were going to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion.

“You must be faithful and thank Jesus for being so wonderful,” the deacon told them.

“Jesus also created your parents. Be faithful and respect your parents, your siblings, relatives and friends, including your school colleagues. You have been chosen already and you are special children of God. Thus you must be good examples to others so that they  can see you in a different way because you come from Jesus Christ. Respect your teachers and study hard and make your parents happy.

“When you grow up, do not forget those people around you, be they priests, deacons or catechists. Go for Confession every year.” When we fall into sin we must  repent and make our confession. The more we go for Confession, the more blessings we will get from the Lord.

“As Christians, we must be witnesses of Jesus Christ. Be good children, be different. Take all the things that Jesus is giving you today and in your heart thank Jesus when you receive Him in Holy Communion.”

In his speech after Mass, Fr Robert thanked the faith formators for preparing the children for their First Holy Communion, and those who assisted. He also advised the parents to keep their children happy in the faith. “Give them the best in the faith not just education.  And prepare them for their coming Confirmation, for the future of the faith and of this community.”

Fr Robert said the role of parents is important in transmitting the faith, as the church only sees the children once a week for catechism.

Next, three Communicants gave thank you speeches, one in English, the other in Tamil and another rendered a short poem in English. Thereafter, all the Communicants received their certificates from Fr Robert.

A short video presentation was shown about how these children prepared themselves for this sacrament.

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