Saturday, June 12, 2010

Gabriel's First Holy Communion

My son [Monkey2] had his First Holy Communion this week. We did it at a daily Mass on Wed June 9, 2010. Gabriel missed the FHC for the whole church [we were sick and I'd just had surgery], so Father made an exception and let him receive it at daily Mass.

It was a wonderful event! Gabriel was so excited - he had spent weeks preparing [well, years actually!] and was able to answer all of his Catechism questions.

Gabriel's God Father took him on a retreat the day before and they visited 5 different Churches and prayed and said the Rosary. Gabriel was required to answer "100 questions" about the Faith, which he managed to do. It was really meaningful.

Wed night we got to Church at 5pm and Father did Gabriel's First Confession. It went very well. When Gabriel got out he said he felt "so clean" and he was really excited.

Here is a pic of Gabe saying his first Penance:

Then Gabriel changed into his Tux for Mass. He looked awesome!

Here is Gabriel with Father:

Here are some of my girls with some of Cyndi and Bob's girls before Mass:

Here is Gabriel with his God Father Bob:

Here is Gabriel with his "God Brothers". They went with him on his retreat - it was so awesome!

Gabe and I:

Here are all of my kids before Mass except for Monkey3 - who got chicken pox and had to spend the night with her grandparents! She was really upset to miss his First Holy Communion, but she got to go fishing with Uncle Chuck, so it turned out to be a great night for her too. :)

After Mass, Gabriel's God Father hosted a party at his house for Gabe. This was Gabriel with his cake:

Here is Gabe with some of his friends at his party:

Here is Gabe playing Chess with his God Brother:

God Bless Gabriel! I am so proud of him!!!!

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