Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Communion Practice

Poor Little Brother.

Since his First Holy Communion weekend (May 1) he has only received Communion twice--once on First Friday and again on Ascension Thursday.

On Mother's Day, he sat with the folk group at church. He was very well-behaved and sang along enthusiastically. But in our parish, the musicians receive Communion last. It was the last Mass of the weekend, and they ran out of hosts. Or as Big Brother put it, "They ran out of Jesus."

The deacon apologized after Mass; he said that by the time they realized they had to start breaking the hosts in half, it was too late for the ten or so of us in the choir who still needed to receive.

I felt a little deprived myself; it was Mother's Day, after all.

Then this Sunday, Little Brother had a fever, so we pulled a "Divide and Conquer." TheDad and Middle Sister attended Mass at a different time. So once again, no Communion for Little Brother (though he did read the readings in his Magnifikid.)

I hope it will work out for him this weekend, though I am a little nervous about what will happen when he goes to receive from the cup. At the parish where he attends school, the wine is suspiciously like grape juice; at the parish where we generally attend on Sundays, it's definitely wine. He has practiced receiving from the cup at school, but I'm wondering if there's going to be a grimace when he tastes the wine at our parish!

1 comment:

scmom (Barbara) said...

Faith has asked to drink from the cup, but I told her "when she is older." She still asks every week -- I guess she thinks a week older is older!