Lucia and Rose celebrated the sacrament of First Communion this morning at St. Francis. Lucia is in 3rd grade and Rose is in 1st grade, but the church allowed them to attend Faith Formation together this year.
For the past few years we have been attending church at Holy Trinity, in Beaverdale. It is a nice, small church with a great community and a great priest. Over the years we have become more involved at church. Susan and I lead Children’s Liturgy every couple of months, we volunteer at education events, and I help direct the annual Good Friday Passion reading. This past Sunday Mari and Andrew got into the action, acting as Altar Servers for the first time. They did a great job!
Last night was the Good Friday Passion reading at our church. It is done in the “readers theatre” style and this is the third year I have been the director. The players have to memorize their lines, other than the narrator. The older kids enjoy being involved in the practices and preparation and it is only a matter of time before they are wearing the black and red.