My sister and her family have left the Catholic Church for one of those “mega-churches.” We have had discussions when she left, some of them heated, and it seems her views are anti-Catholic. The problem that is arising now is that my seven-year-old will be receiving his First Communion next month. I was thinking of only inviting those who share our beliefs, who know and understand what an important day this is for our son. Thinking back to my own First Communion, I remember having a large party and receiving a lot of money.
For my son, I was hoping for it to be more intimate and personal, and unfortunately would think that wouldn’t include those who hold a different belief. My sister left the Church after her oldest received her First Communion, so her youngest have never had theirs. I would be afraid what she might explain to the girls as it being just “symbolic”; so I was thinking of not inviting them for the girls’ own sake as well as my son’s. Am I wrong to not invite them?