Zachary is making his first communion this Sunday. (Yes, he is in 4th grade and typically that is done in 2nd grade. We got a late start.) One of things the families do in preparation is make a banner that will be hung in the church. I was pretty intimidated about this. As a new Catholic myself, I hadn't seen any made before and really wasn't sure what we were supposed to do. Thankfully, the internet pulled through for me! I just googled it and found examples of them on-line. Whew!
Here is Zachary, working on his banner. Despite the scowl on his face, he did enjoy it!
The finished product. I screwed up the paint at the rim of the chalice, but other than that, I was pretty happy with it.
Zachary with the banner. ( Also, my ridiculously messy house. And you see that row of Easter baskets up on the fireplace? Loaded with candy. Candy that I keep eating. sigh...)
Zachary is so excited about Sunday. Every Sunday when we go up to get communion, he talks about how it is almost his turn. I am excited too. This will be my first time seeing a first communion! I really had a lot of fun picking out something special for him to wear. Honestly, it was as much fun as I imagined it would be to shop for a frilly, white dress. I even got a thumbs up on my choice from Peter, who can be hard to please in the clothes department! I will post pics of the big event on Sunday.
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