Newport children take first communion

Newport children take first communion

FIRST COMMUNION: Children at St Patrick's

FIRST COMMUNION: Children at St Patrick's

FIRST COMMUNION: Children at St Patrick's

FIRST COMMUNION: Children at St Patrick's

First published in News

A RECORD number of children took their first communion at St Patrick’s Church in Newport over the past fortnight.

Twenty-nine boys and girls aged seven to nine were welcomed into the church.

Sue Bell, from the church, said: “It was a very special day for the children and their families as it is the day that they were welcomed into the Eucharistic Family of the church.”

Father Brian Cuddihy split the children into two groups, as so many children presented themselves.

A large congregation turned out on both Sundays, and the children and their families were able to have photographs taken by a photographer.

As the children walked down the aisle the choir was led by Marie Tipping singing “We are one body in Christ”.

Sue Bell said: “It is so refreshing to see so many families in church, celebrating together. St Patrick’s Church was once again packed to capacity and as the children walked in procession at the end of mass, the hymn “Walk in the Light” was sung with gusto by one and all.”

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8:27am Thu 26 Jun 14

mrleebob says...

The brainwashing continues. Children should be banned from religion until they're old enough to decide for themselves.
The brainwashing continues. Children should be banned from religion until they're old enough to decide for themselves. mrleebob
  • Score: -8

11:55am Thu 26 Jun 14

martine0487 says...

Beautiful ceremony all the kids looked beautiful they should be proud !!!!!! I know I was bursting with pride and it was a day Will remember !!! Mr Lee Bob do one with your negative opinions if you don't like it don't read !!!!
Beautiful ceremony all the kids looked beautiful they should be proud !!!!!! I know I was bursting with pride and it was a day Will remember !!! Mr Lee Bob do one with your negative opinions if you don't like it don't read !!!! martine0487
  • Score: 7

4:09pm Thu 26 Jun 14

welshmen says...

Christian Country, Christian values, don't like it, tough, get used to it, it's not going anywhere soon....If you want to put your metal where it would help our Country pop down your local Mosque and tell them not to teach their young about Islam....
Christian Country, Christian values, don't like it, tough, get used to it, it's not going anywhere soon....If you want to put your metal where it would help our Country pop down your local Mosque and tell them not to teach their young about Islam.... welshmen
  • Score: 4

6:20pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Ormygirl says...

Mrleebob

Do you not think at 8 nearly 9 years of age these children made their own choice? My daughter certainly has and very much loves her faith!

I did not baptise my children as a baby but my eldest asked for it at 6 years of age because of a wonderful priest who made church fun. So I don't see how you can say anyone is brainwashed quite frankly!

In reply to the article it was a fantastic day for both groups and the choice of song was chosen well.
Mrleebob Do you not think at 8 nearly 9 years of age these children made their own choice? My daughter certainly has and very much loves her faith! I did not baptise my children as a baby but my eldest asked for it at 6 years of age because of a wonderful priest who made church fun. So I don't see how you can say anyone is brainwashed quite frankly! In reply to the article it was a fantastic day for both groups and the choice of song was chosen well. Ormygirl
  • Score: 11

6:36pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Vauxfiat says...

Quell said Ormygirl. Mrleebob you should be ashamed of your choice of words
I was baptised at the same church in my forties and it was the best thing I have ever done. You have not only insulted me but my large group of friends from the Faith who have become part of my family.
Quell said Ormygirl. Mrleebob you should be ashamed of your choice of words I was baptised at the same church in my forties and it was the best thing I have ever done. You have not only insulted me but my large group of friends from the Faith who have become part of my family. Vauxfiat
  • Score: 7

6:38pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Vauxfiat says...

I was proud to be there last Sunday. It was a great Mass
I was proud to be there last Sunday. It was a great Mass Vauxfiat
  • Score: 6

8:19pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Benandalexsmum says...

It was a wonderful service. I suppose you always get one who has to put the boot in, just take it from where it comes, the gutter! We should be very proud that these children, and their families and friends, are proud to stand up for what they believe in.
It was a wonderful service. I suppose you always get one who has to put the boot in, just take it from where it comes, the gutter! We should be very proud that these children, and their families and friends, are proud to stand up for what they believe in. Benandalexsmum
  • Score: 4

11:06am Sat 28 Jun 14

PCStPats says...

I feel so sad that anyone would want to make a negative comment on what was such a lovely day and very special for the children making their First Communion. You will find a warm welcome and a sense of community and family at St. Patricks Church. What ever your religion or beliefs we would all be very glad to see you.

No Brain washing involved, just a warm and worshipful way to spend a Sunday morning. Come and see for yourself.
I feel so sad that anyone would want to make a negative comment on what was such a lovely day and very special for the children making their First Communion. You will find a warm welcome and a sense of community and family at St. Patricks Church. What ever your religion or beliefs we would all be very glad to see you. No Brain washing involved, just a warm and worshipful way to spend a Sunday morning. Come and see for yourself. PCStPats
  • Score: 1

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