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Sacrament Season

This past Sunday, May 20, marked the end of what I refer to as Sacrament Season. Generally this is the period from Easter until whenever we have Confirmation, usually in May. Ordinarily it comprises most of the Easter season. Within the span of six weeks or so, a large number of children in the parish are baptized, confirmed or welcomed to the Table of Eucharist. It’s an extraordinarily busy month and a half, full of highs and lows. The lows are usually related to paperwork issues that tax my proof-reading abilities. The highs are much …

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The 8 Short Years: Baptism to First Communion

Our 8-year old son made his First Communion this weekend.  At the beginning of Mass, Father Geoff prayed an opening prayer that caught me off-guard. “These children who come to the table of the Lord for the first time receive in Holy Communion the pledge of salvation offered on the day of their baptism.” My eyes flew wide-open.  I looked down at my son; looked over at Kate; looked back to the baptismal font in the back of church where Father was still standing . . . and uneasiness gripped me. My son was baptized …

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