I am curious because I have a 1st Communion in another diocese which is very different compared to my own.
:Last year my oldest niece received her 1st Communion in this one diocese. It was during regular Sunday Morning Mass. The students sat with their parents and immediate family members.
Compare this to my 2nd niece who received her 1st communion three days ago in my diocese (Lincoln, Nebraska).
Her 1st Communion was a Sunday afternoon Mass (counted for Sunday Mass). The 2nd graders sat together, boy-girl-boy-girl. Their parents sat behind them. The children read the General Intercessions and had a special mediation song after they received communion. They received 1st, then their parents did behind them).
Which did I find felt more special for my niece? The one that was three days ago. Why? Because it FELT that way. Probably because it was similar to when I received my 1st communion, except mine was a Saturday morning and I don’t think we had a special song (its been 22 years).
My nephew is having his 1st communion the 26th. And it’ll be during Sunday morning Mass.
My niece (the one who received last year) wanted to know why the kids were receiving on the tongue on Sunday. I had read a flyer @ my brother’s house that for 1st communion, the children would receive on the Tongue, and would be taught the proper manners on how to receive in the hand, if they choose, for the future.
What’s your parish like? I’m just curious to see how many parishes / dioceses want to make it special (Niece #2)…