Moments like this have some customs that die hard because of the memories of parents and grandparents.
I’d like to query the readership about 1st Communion practices where you are. I’m asking about the Traditional Latin Mass especially, so if there is anything about the Novus Ordo, please specify. Specify in any case.
What am I looking for?
1) Ideas for gifts for 1st Communicants (for children, for adults).
2) Practices. For example,…
Do they sit together?
Process in together?
Do the Communicants have a candle?
Is Communion given to them at the rail or in the sanctuary?
Particular dress? I suppose for girls, it’s common to have the white dress. For boys?
I’ve been looking around online and see pretty widely varying practices.
So, dear readers, what’s up? You might include the place you are talking about.
Feel free to describe your own 1st Holy Communion from back in 1952 when Sr. Mary Deusdedit was watching like a hawk for any illicit sips of water before Mass.