Well, I really can’t believe it is already the middle of April! Next month is May, and we know that May is a month filled with many special occasions. College graduations, Confirmations, and First Holy Communions. First Communion is an important experience for a Roman Catholic child. I recently had the chance to review a sweet little book by Tracy Young which is entitled, “A Little Guide To First Communion”. This book is perfect for sharing with your daughter, granddaughter or God-daughter who is preparing to celebrate their First Holy Communion. The book is about a girl named Seraphina who is going to celebrate her First Communion soon.
The story touches on elements that are very important and on the mind of the children as they prepare for the sacrament. Seraphina tells her mother about reconciliation and how she is afraid to tell Father Jerome of any of her sins. Her mother reminds her that Father Jerome is not going to judge her and that there are inner and outer aspects to Communion. Seraphina and her mother attend a trunk show at their friend’s house to pick a dress for her Communion. Seraphina becomes giddy with the beautiful white dress with pearls all around the waist and when asked in religious education class about the importance of First Holy Communion, Seraphina answers that you get to wear a pretty dress and get lots of presents. Seraphina is told that perhaps she should focus on the meaning of Communion and not the fashion element. She is given an assignment to write an essay on the meaning of First Holy Communion for next week. The next week the children are told that everyone will have a special role in the ceremony and that since Seraphina wrote such a moving essay that she will be doing one of the readings. Seraphina practices and practices and although nervous does great and celebrates her special day and receives the sacrament of First Holy Communion.
The second part of the book explains the origins of Communion and how children prepare for it, how different religions celebrate it and the meaning behind the traditional clothing, veils, wreaths and accessories. It gives the child a look at how this sacrament has been celebrated over the years and the importance of it.
If you are looking for a good book to share with your child or maybe your Sunday School or religious education class, you should take a look at, “A Little Guide To First Communion”. You can purchase the book on Amazon by clicking HERE.
About the author:
Tracy Young is President and self-proclaimed “Chief Princess” of A Little Indulgence. She founded the company in 2006, after discovering a need for timeless and age appropriate children’s special occasion dresses. Tracy developed a line of communion dresses when a customer requested a white party dress for her daughter’s upcoming First Communion. A line of communion veils and dress shoes soon followed. Tracy decided to write a series of children’s book as a way to share her knowledge and familiarize children with different special occasions. “A Little Guide to First Communion” is Tracy’s second book.
Tracy Young is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings and one lucky blog reader will win their own copy of this book. Thank you Tracy for the review book and for sponsoring such a special giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US and Canadian residents.
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