Hardly seems possible that it’s already time for spring sacrament season, but it is upon us.
First communion is an important event in the lives of all young Catholics, and definitely warrants a celebration, and I have also included gifts appropriate for teens and adults who have completed RCIA to enter the Church at Easter.
I think it’s important to keep in mind the person’s own love language when selecting a gift, so in addition to things you can buy I have also included things you can do and prayers you can pray to give service and spiritual gifts to the communicants.
These bowls are just gorgeous. I am counting down the days until my kids start the sacrament cycle so I can have a reason to buy one!
For girls and women with their ears pierced, these nickel free earrings are the perfect combination of unique and wearable. Anima Christi means “soul of Christ” and Corpus Christi means “body of Christ.”The Latin will have all her friends asking what they mean, while the studs themselves are neutral and light enough to wear everyday. (Also available as a necklace)
This monthly subscription box has a special craft, webisode and magazine sent directly to your door each month. Appropriate for kids 4-8.
This is another item from my shop designed with First Communion in mind. This bracelet is simple enough for daily wear and features the words “Let no one look down” referencing 1Timothy where Paul tells Timothy not to let people look down on him because of his youth. Perfect for the little First communicant who has big dreams and big goals!
There are many rosary bracelets available through Etsy, and I thought this one was especially lovely. Make sure the size is appropriate for a child before ordering.
Pray a Spiritual bouquet for them
Pray a novena, a series of rosaries, or other prayers for the communicant over the days or weeks leading up to the event and then give them a card letting them know on the day. Though First Communion aged children may not yet understand the value of prayer, the prayer will bless them greatly nonetheless. There is a lovely spiritual bouquet card in our free resource library, and it also makes a thoughtful addition to a cash gift.
Have a Mass offered for them
I heard recently that a saint had said that a single mass offered for a person during their lifetime was worth a large number offered after their death. As with the spiritual bouquet, a young communicant may not seem as enthusiastic this gift, but you can rest assured that it will serve them greatly. Contact your parish office for information on how to have a mass offered at your church.