33 Little ANGELS received Jesus for the first time in the form of HOLY COMMUNION at St Lawrence Church, Bondel
Mangaluru, May 14: It was an auspicious day for the lovely 33 children of St Lawrence Parish Bondel who celebrated the acceptance of the First Holy communion on Sunday, May 14 at 8.30 a.m. mass. Decked in with white gowns and wears with Angelic looks and pure heart, the children received the King of Kings in their heart for the first time.
Rev Fr Andrew Leo D’Souza parish priest was the main celebrant , Rev Fr Peter Gonsalves Principal St Lawrence English Medium School- Bondel, Rev Fr Lancy D’Souza Asst Parish Priest, Rev Fr Richard Quadros cap, Rev Fr Prakash Tauro OCD , Rev Fr Dixon Lawrence D’Souza SVD and few guest priest ‘s concelebrated the mass.
In his homily, Rev Fr Peter Gonsalves cited First Holy Communion is a wonderful moment in a child’s life and represents a sign of growth in the knowledge and love of God for each and every child. Parents who bring their child or children for First Holy Communion are fulfilling the vow they made publicly at their child’s Baptism
The entire liturgy was carried out by the communicants. Teachers planned the liturgy in such a way that every child had a part to play in proclaiming the word, sing the Psalm, introduction to the Mass, prayers of the faithful, thanks giving hymn after Communion
Teacher. Lavina Menezes, Mrs Elizabeth Rodrigues & Mrs Metilda were thanked for preparing the little ones for this special day. The Children choir enriched the spiritual atmosphere by singing melodiously the meaningful hymns under the choir master Mr Joachim Lobo
The children were presented with a scapular and rosary by their parents and a certificate by the priest as a token to remind them of their First Holy Communion Day.