KUCHING – On 26 October, 59 students (36 boys and 23 girls) of the English section of the Sunday School at Blessed Sacrament (BSC) Parish (Stampin) received their First Holy Communion during the Sunday Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church. The Sacrament was administered by the Parish Priest, Fr Lawrence Chua, to students ranging from 10-12 years of age.
During the homily, Fr Lawrence highlighted the importance of First Holy Communion as one of the holiest and most important occasions in a Roman Catholic’s life. It means that a person has received the Sacrament of the Eucharist, the body and blood of Jesus Christ.
Concluding his homily, Fr Lawrence Chua reminded all parents and students to attend Mass every Sunday and continue to receive Holy Communion frequently for the rest of their lives to become one with Christ and share his eternal life.
A one- day retreat for all First Holy Communion students was held on 18 October at the BSC Hall as a rehearsal and to prepare the students to receive their First Holy Communion. Confessions for these students were held on 19 October and 25 October.
At the end of the Mass, a potluck gathering was held at the BSC Hall, organised by the Sunday School students, parents and Sunday School teachers.