Rebecca made her First Communion

Yesterday, Rebecca made her First Holy Communion in the Catholic Church. She has been learning and prepping for this step all year and it was finally time on Sunday afternoon. 

We headed to the church early as the church is always crowded and we got there at 1:30 and there were already a ton of people there. Thankfully, they reserve seats for the parents so we were able to sit right behind the last row of First Communion kids. 

Before Mass, I was able to take some outside pictures of Rebecca as it had been raining off and on and more rain was forecast, but at that moment the sun was shining. She was absolutely beautiful. She wore my First Communion dress and my sister's First Communion veil. 

Rebecca was very nervous about receiving Communion, but she did great and she was visibly relaxed after mass was over. There were 38 kids who received their First Communion at the mass. 

After mass, we had a family reception back at our house. Both sets of grandparents came, as well as my siblings. She received a lovely cross necklace from my parents, a lovely pink Rosary from Bill's parents and a First Communion photo frame and First Communion bear from us. We had stuff for sandwiches, italian pasta salad, fruit salad, veggies and chips for dinner with a cross cake for dessert.  Overall it was a nice afternoon/evening for her. 

Rebecca said she had an "awesome day" and to me that is all that matters! 


  1. tell Rebecca congratulations from us; it was a very big day for her.

  2. Lovely photos! It was a big step for her on her faith journey. Congratulations!

  3. Rebecca is beautiful indeed! What a wonderful day :)

  4. She looks beautiful and happy! What a wonderful step on her faith journey, and to take it surrounded by a loving supportive family!

  5. Those are lovely pictures, Rachel! Rebecca’s dress and veil look so nice! It’s very heartwarming to see how you celebrated this event, and how the whole family is there. Happy first communion to Rebecca, and I wish her well. Good day!

    Carson Coronado @ Old St. Mary's Detroit


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