Following on from last weekend’s celebrations of Fr. Gilmour’s Golden in Jubilee of his Ordination, six Polish children made their First Communion at the Sunday Mass at Liskeard on the 23rd of July 2023.
Although we have not yet restored reception of Holy Communion with the chalice, the children were allowed to receive the Precious Blood. A special thanks goes to the Catechists who have devoutly helped the six children prepare for the Sacrament. Many family members turned out for this special occasion in these children’s lives – some even travelling from Poland. There were extra special refreshments supplied by the Polish families after the Mass and all were welcome to come and share of which many of the regular congregation attended.
The Sacrament of Communion for the First Communicants was not the only Sacrament celebrated at this Mass, Maria Victoria, was welcomed into the Christian Community of Liskeard parish, by being Baptised, symbolizing purification and accompanied by name-giving. We welcome her and the six Polish children into God’s family on Earth.