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 First Communion

St Louis N.S. 
Rathkenny
 

 

First Communion for St Louis School, Rathkenny 
took place at the 11am Mass on Saturday, 19th September, 2020. 
in the Church of St Louis and St Mary, Rathkenny. 
Celebrant: V. Rev. Fr. Gerry Boyle, PP. Rathkenny,

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Jesus gives His Body 
I am the living bread that has come down from heaven. If anyone eat of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread that I will give is My Flesh for the life of the world.” 
The Jews argued with one another, saying, “How can this man give us His Flesh to eat?” 
But Our Lord did not change the meaning of His words. Instead He said what He meant with even stronger words, 

Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the Flesh of The Son of Man, and drink His Blood, you shall not have life in you. He who eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood has life everlasting, and I will raise him up on the last day. For My Flesh is food indeed, and My Blood is drink indeed. He who eats My Flesh, and drinks My Blood, abides in Me and I in him.

(excerpt above fromThe New Catholic Picture Bible
Popular Stories from the Old and New Testament
 

byRev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D. Divine Word Missionary )    
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First Communicants  
 
St Louis National School, Rathkenny
 

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Katie Casserly
Alfie Devin
Sarah Jane O’Neill
Conor Phelan
Lucy Sheils

 
 
 
 
 
 
The Church of St Louis and St Mary, at Rathkenny, awaits their arrival . . .
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I will go unto the Altar of God . . . to the God Who gives joy to my youth
Introibo ad Altare Dei... ad Deum Qui laetificat juventutum meum
 
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“Come, all you who are thirsty,  come to the waters;  
. . . Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labour on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to Me, and eat what is good,  and you will delight in the best food of all. Isaiah 55: 1,2
 
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St Louis, Patron Saint of the School, and the Parish,  pray for us,
and especially for our five First Communicants, and their families.  
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Statue of St Louis IX in the church
 
  
 
Final Preparations at school today
 
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It's early in the morning.
The Day of d
ays has arrived. And so has Fr Gerry to prepare the Altar . .
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Preparation begins elsewhere . . . for school staff has arrived too
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Welcome, brothers and sisters! 
The 
Mass begins.
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     Celebrant:  "The Body of Christ!"
Communicant:  "Amen"                         
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Many friends and family members, at home or abroad, at a time of virus pandemic,
were not able to attend your First Holy Communion.
HOWEVER,
this page will give them a good flavour of the occasion.
 
SO,
Copy, and then Paste the line below into a text or email: 

http://www.rathkennyparish.ie/component/content/article/27-about/2213-communion2020

and you can thereby send the above file, by smartphone, laptop or ipad,
to friends and relatives.  (Try clicking on it now, to see it work)