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Someone sent a photo of her son receiving 1st Holy Communion.


The world keeps turning and we must keep turning toward the Lord.

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  1. Clement says:

    Now thats GOOD NEWS!!!

  2. cathomommy says:

    I believe that’s St. Joseph in Richmond, VA…a great Latin Mass diocesan personal parish. Hated leaving there when we had to move out-of-state!!!

  3. Ricky Vines says:

    Re: The world keeps turning…

    I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but I know Who holds tomorrow.

  4. wsxyz says:

    A true story:

    Background – My diocesan newspaper, a mostly worthless waste of paper, is called “The Georgia Bulletin”

    My daughter ran into the kitchen: “There’s a mosquito! There’s a mosquito!” My wife, who gets huge welts from mosquito bites, reacted immediately, running into the living room yelling “quick! get me a newspaper!”

    My daughter grabbed a newspaper and handed it to my wife. I saw what she had done and screeched “No! Not with The Wanderer!” My wife looked at The Wanderer in her hand, dropped it and said “Get The Bulletin! Get The Bulletin!”

    After which the mosquito was dispatched and The Wanderer rescued from an terrible fate.

  5. Jose says:

    1. Our Religious Education program doesn’t even discuss Communion on the tongue as an option, so all kiddos in their hands.
    2. After the Mass, the DRE puts out the kneeler in the middle of aisle for picture.

    That’s right, the kiddos kneelt, hands folded for pictures!

  6. truthfinder says:

    This is very good news. What always gets me, though, is that on Good Friday, more than half the congregation will kneel to kiss the cross, some will just genuflect (both good things), but only about 3 or 4 will kneel to receive Holy Communion out of a congregation of about 200-300. Completely boggles my mind.

  7. William says:

    I was there. My niece received her 1st Holy COmmunion the same day at St. Joseph’s.

  8. William says:

    I was there. My niece received her 1st Holy COmmunion the same day at St. Joseph\’s.

  9. Girgadis says:

    First Holy Communion took place at our church two weekends ago. Wish I had
    taken a photo. All of the First Communicants received Our Lord kneeling and
    on the tongue, and all from the hands of the priest and not an EM.

  10. Peterk says:

    I agree that looks like Father Adrian, the pastor for St. Josephs’ in Richmond. This past Sunday (May 10th) was the day for First Communions. What is interesting about St. Joseph’s is that it is an excellent redo of a former in-the-round Protestant church. Always good attendance at the 8:30 a.m Mass on Sunday.


  11. orthros says:

    Waaaaah! I miss Fr. Adrian and St. Joe’s back in Richmond! Y’all don’t know how good you have it. Especially since Fr. Nichols still drops by from time to time, I’m told. =D

  12. Angelica says:

    I have more good news: Bishop Garcia of the Diocese of Monterey, California is now allowing those that attend the Latin Mass to receive Holy Communion on the tongue during the Swine Flu outbreak. Only the Latin Mass is allowed this, the NO Masses are not supposed to even shake hands for the sign of peace. Deo Gratias!

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