We are so proud of you on this special day as you come to receive Jesus at the altar. Receiving Communion will be a regular event for the rest of your life. Sometimes it will seem pretty ordinary and you will just come to communion, receive Jesus and go without really thinking of what just happened. There will be other times when you’ll be going through some difficult moment and you will need Jesus so much. He will be right there to help you. There will be other times when you will want Jesus there to celebrate with you (maybe on your birthday, graduation or a special event in your life) and Jesus will be right there with you to enjoy that moment. There will be other times when you will be confused and trying to make an important decision and Jesus will come to you in communion and help you solve your problem. What we are reminded of in the Eucharist, is that Jesus is always with us in the good times and in the difficult times. He is always ready to help us. He will be there when you’re frightened and need some courage. He will be there to wipe your tears when you’re sad and to laugh with you in happy times. The bottom line, children, is that Jesus will always be faithful and loving to you all your life. The only thing he asks of you is to be grateful for this wonderful gift of Himself and to try and love your parents, brothers and sisters, friends and classmates as much as He loves you.
This is a special day for each of you and it has nothing to do with gifts, or parties or dressing up in special clothes. Today you have received the most precious gift of all, Jesus! Please always remember how much Jesus loves you and how much your family at Nativity loves you. God bless you on this special day!