During the next several months, with the help of their families, teachers and parish community, they will come to understand more clearly the meaning of the Eucharist in their lives.
Loving and gentle God,
bless these children who are beginning their preparation for First Communion.
Help them to grow in their love for you and your Son, Jesus,
as they pray and study together.
Bless their parents as they witness to their children what it means
to be part of a Catholic faith community.
May these children be ready with glad hearts and joyful spirits
to receive their First Holy Communion during Easter time.
And may almighty God bless all of you, the Father, and the Son,
and the Holy Spirit. Amen.