How to Capture First Communion Memories

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Consider buying your child a special gift to celebrate and remember his First Holy Communion, such as a rosary.

A child's First Holy Communion is a joyous occasion and a huge milestone in a young child's faith life. You will want to capture these First Holy Communion memories. You and your child can create a small scrapbook or memory book together.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Pencils
  • Stickers
  • Camera
  • Memory book
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Instructions

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      Sit down with your child and discuss the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Provide your child with an outlet to express how she is feeling. She can write a journal entry or draw a picture to commemorate this special event in her life. Put the finished piece of work in a safe place.

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      Write your child a letter. Tell him what you hope for him as he continues on his journey of faith. Put the letter with the child's journal entry or picture.

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      Meet with the officiant who will be leading the service or Mass for your child's First Holy Communion. Find out when it is appropriate to take pictures and if cameras are allowed inside the church. If cameras are not allowed, take pictures of your child before and after the mass. If cameras are allowed, take pictures at the allowed time.

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      Gather all the First Communion recipients together for a group photo at the end of the mass. It is also nice to ask if the officiant will consent to being photographed with your child. This is a proud day for the church.

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      Sit down with your child and discuss how she feels after receiving her First Communion. Have her document her feelings either through writing or drawing. Put this creation with the other items you have gathered.

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      Get prints made of the photos you took during the ceremony (or after, as appropriate).

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      Create a memory book using the journal/drawings/letters and photographs. Be creative by adding stickers or cards that were given to the child.

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