The Importance Of A Child's First Holy Communion: Their First  Eucharistic Celebration

Feb 22nd 2021

The Importance Of A Child's First Holy Communion: Their First Eucharistic Celebration

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst”. (John 6:35)

The First Holy Communion is considered one of the most important and holiest sacraments for a Catholic child. The First Communion is also known as Eucharist, the second of the seven sacraments of the Catholic church and is considered one of the most important sacraments every Catholic child must go through. 

(The seven sacraments are Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage, and Holy Orders.)

Pope Francis called it the "Sacrament of Love"

The Eucharist is at the heart of 'Christian initiation', together with Baptism and Confirmation, and it constitutes the source of the Church’s life itself. From this Sacrament of love, in fact, flows every authentic journey of faith, of communion, and of witness.

The First Communion of a child is one of the first steps they take during their early Catholic years. It is a way for them to continue living under the guidance of their Catholic faith in Christ, the Eucharist, and the Holy Church.

It is a holy and joyful occasion. Our souls become the bride of Christ. This is why girls wear white dresses and the boys wear suits. We celebrate. And the very act of celebrating signifies our belief in the True Presence of the Lord in the Eucharist.

This is also a great time for parents to reconnect with their child’s faith. It’s important to remind them what is the point of the Holy Communion, why they should know how special it is, and make sure they understand the significance of this moment.

The ceremony of First Holy Communion is a very important and joyous celebration for a young Catholic child. These First Communions are often celebrated with a party, and of course, gifts. We suggest you look into Hope Christian Store's first communion gifts for the little boys and girls! We have a variety of first communion earrings that you can find here in this section of Hope Christian store.