[quote=outtawork]thanks for all of your responses.
i feel very frustrated with this situation as i sit in parent meetings and the planning revolves around veils, tuxedos and party planning.
i hear the priest and DRE talk about the family being the primary teacher and watch the assigned movie about how to prepare your child for their first holy communion.
then i hear from the priest that the children will go up without their parents because it will “look better” than having families interspersed. and they can’t offer the wine because there are 71 children and they can’t remember who isn’t supposed to have it.
shouldn’t the children be able to be responsible at this point? they will be taking the most precious body and blood of jesus - there is a level of responsibility with that.
so i asked the priest if we could attend a different mass and approach as a family. and his response was “sure - the next weekend when you come to mass”. :eek:
i don’t feel that i am asking for any extraordinary measures in my child’s first reception. who can i turn to next?
thanks again for your support - we have until beginning of may to work this out.
I would just simply go to a different Mass that Sunday. If you norm,ally go at 11:00AM go instead at 9:00. Your child can wear their First Holy Communion clothes and you can get up and receive as a family together. You have no obligation to receive with the group or to even argue the issue. I thought I had read somewhere that First Holy Communion should be offered under both forms, but I can’t find anything at the moment.