Wow, we’re seeing a lot of demand for our range of First Holy Communion gifts this year. So much so, we’re almost out of stock of most of our range. This got us thinking, what exactly is the First Holy Communion and why do schools in particular want to buy such a gift for their pupils?
So with Wikipedia being the defacto research tool for pretty much everything we decided to have a look there first. Wikipedia informs us as such:
The First Communion, or First Holy Communion, is a Christian ceremony held in the Latin Church tradition of the Catholic Church, as well as in many parts of the Lutheran Church and Anglican Communion, although other parts of these denominations traditionally allow reception of Holy Communion after Confirmation.
First Communion is the colloquial name for a person’s first reception of the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, and in these Christian churches, occurs typically at age seven to twelve when separated from Confirmation, depending on national custom.
So there you have it, schools in particular are looking for gifts to celebrate a childs first reception of the sacrament of the Eucharist. What a beautiful gift for a parent to receive.
Being a specialist gift retailer, we have a number of gifts for the First Holy Communion and other religious events in our Religious Gifts Category – why not stop by for a look?