First Communion in 1949



Each May the students in the second grade would make their first communion (see 1949 photo; notice the two angels on each side of the altar. These are the same angels we have flanking the tabernacle in the church today).

The second graders would prepare for many weeks, memorizing prayers and practicing songs. Included in their preparation, of course, was how to receive the host on their tongues and swallow it without touching it with their teeth or scratching the roof of their mouth with their tongue. In order to present their best selves to Jesus, the students were also taught how to process in, keeping their hands folded.