You may recall that #3 had his First Communion at the end of last month. Just as his brother before him, the grace he received from that sacrament seems to have made him all the more eager to serve the Church. So, with two days of training under his belt, he took his place in the sanctuary, on the feast of St. Rita of Cascia. (kind of cool since we visited her shrine a few months ago, ahem). He did wonderfully and I was grateful to Our Lady who I'm sure helped him along. It was moving to watch my son begin his journey of serving her Son.
|Big brother helped out on the first day ;0)|
The first was during our Childrens' Rosary group and I was sick with the flu. How grateful I am that the leader snapped a picture to show me all the cute kids honoring their mother in heaven.
|Picking the flowers during the planning stage|
|Placed by the mysterious hand|
|I can't really believe she is tall enough to crown Mary!|
|One more beautiful song for the Beautiful Lady|
|Church was kind enough to put out a photo op ;0)|
And just because he is so unbearably cute.
|Chatting with daddy in NJ|
|I told him we were on vacation from school so he set up his own desk. I wonder if this love of learning will continue come July?|
She is decidedly not a lightweight.
Queen of Heaven, Pray for Us.
We are blessed.