I’m just curious about the answer to this question, I do not know this child or their family in any way. I was watching a daily mass online wherein three (?) catechumens were to receive 1st Holy Eucharist and one small girl refused to extend her hands to receive, preferring to cross her arms over her chest to receive a blessing instead. Her guardian tried to get her to put out her arms but she resisted him.
I’m just wondering what that does for her to receive in the future. Would she be able to receive at an ordinary mass whenever she feels ready or will she have to wait for the next opportunity with a group of first communicants?
I’m sure this little child and her guardians will speak with their priest for direction. I’m just curious what the options might be in a case like this. Poor little girl needs some prayers to remove whatever is keeping her from receiving so please pray for her and her family.