These elegant new holy cards feature the artwork of acclaimed artist Michael Adams on a delicately embossed and lace-punched card. Designed especially for occasions when a holy card tucked inside a greeting card as a special remembrance sends just the right message.
Item No.: AM-YS779
- Image of First Communion in a Holy Card.
- Embossed Cardstock: 2.75" W x 4" H
- Contains "Prayer of St. Ignatius" on the reverse side.
- 12 Pieces Per Package
Story & Symbolism: First Communion is considered one of the holiest and most important occasions in a Roman Catholic's life. It means that person has received the Sacrament of the Eucharist, the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Most Catholic children receive their First Communion when they're seven or eight years of age because this is considered the age of reason. Others can receive communion for the first time whenever they've met all the Church's requirements.
In order for anyone to receive communion, that person must be without sin and in a state of grace. Traditionally, young Catholic children will make their first confession, or the Sacrament of Penance, a week before receiving their First Communion. At confession, the child will detail sins and misdeeds to a priest and receive a penance in exchange. The penance is usually several prayers to be recited immediately upon exiting the confessional. Once the child is absolved of sin, she's ready to make her First Communion.