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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

First Holy Communion Mass [30-10-2011]

The First Communion, or First Holy Communion, is a Catholic Church ceremony. It is the colloquial name for a person's first reception of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. In other words, the first time you consume the Body of Christ in the form of a blessed wafer. To Catholics, this event is very important, as the Eucharist is one of the central focuses of the Catholic faith.

First Communion is traditionally an important festive occasion for Roman Catholic families. Also, Holy Communion is the second sacrament of the Big Seven Sacraments.

Traditions surrounding First Communion usually include large family gatherings and parties to celebrate the event and special clothing is usually worn. The clothing is often white to symbolize purity. Girls often wear fancy dresses and in some countries, a veil attached to a wreath of flowers or hair ornament. In other communities it is also traditional for girls to wear dresses passed down to them from sisters or mothers, or even simply their school uniforms plus the veil and/or wreath.

This fine Sunday morning at the Chapel of Kristus Aman, in Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, 34 lovely children received their first ever Holy Communion. I was graciously invited by one Madam Christina Ang Choon Gaik to record this auspicious event as the official photographer, and I approached this task with gusto and purpose.

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