A little backgoround: Our youngest son will have his First Communion this spring. We had postponed having our youngest son baptized until this last December for a number of unimportant reasons. When we met with our priest (who we didn’t really even know because we were not going to church ever) we got more than a little lecture. My husband and I took that to heart and made a commitment to our family going to church every Sunday. What that meeting also set off was a very life-changing, soul-searching journey for me. I converted to Catholicism (my “on-paper” conversion, I call it now) seventeen years ago, but it wasn’t until December that I actually converted in my heart. So, this has a been a good thing for my whole family – lots of little things and some bigger things have changed.
My question: We never invited the priest to our other son’s Communion celebration after church. I am wondering what the etiquette around that is? I would like to extend an invitation to him – I realize he likely can’t come as he is a very busy man. I just wanted to make sure this wasn’t some breach of etiquette. Our son’s baptism was really special and the events after were as well. There was a possibility our son would not be at this point right now without him. I guess I would like to acknowledge our appreciation of that.
I look forward to your thoughts!