A day of three firsts – two lovely youngsters making their First Holy Communion, and a first for me as I’d never covered one before!
As a catholic myself, I vaguely remember back *ahem* 35 or so years to making my own First Holy Communion. The principles are the same, although the gifts have moved on somewhat (from a rosary and a white padded prayer book) as has the preparation on clothing and hair etc.!
I started the day by joining all the family who’d all gathered at Isobelle and Connor’s grandparents house for the celebration – documenting the hustle and bustle, the kids running round excitedly, followed by a few group shots and portraits in the lovely garden.
Isobelle and Connor’s mum and dad had wanted the family priest to conduct the service at their local church. Unfortunately, he’d recently been moved by the church to become the priest at a convent a little drive away, but undeterred, he welcomed everyone (as did the nuns, who made the butterfly decorations and gifts for the kids) to the Visitation Convent. This also meant that rather than having one service for lots of kids all making their First Holy Communion in one mass, Isobelle and Connor had the whole mass just for the two of them.
Here are some of my favourites from their day!
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