First Communion, Mercy a Great Combination
By Bob Bonfitto
Recently, my granddaughter, Maria Bonfitto, made her First Holy Communion with her second grade class at St. Mary's School in Westfield, Mass. I noticed they were not enrolled in the scapular society, and I could not help thinking about my own First Communion, when I was enrolled in it.
I am now 82-years old, and I still wear a scapular. So I prayed about this, and I was inspired to make a substitution by giving each of the 23 children making his or her First Communion an 8x10 image of The Divine Mercy. They were excited to receive the image. I think readers will agree that the combination of First Holy Communion and The Divine Mercy has all kinds of spiritual possibilities.
Here's a picture of my granddaughter in her First Communion dress holding the 8x10 image of The Divine Mercy. This might provide inspiration to your readers. Also [set behind her image] is a copy of the "Thank You" note sent to me and signed by the class.
I hope that through this letter, future First Communion classes may be inspired.
I'll finish by sharing an African proverb: "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito."
Saint Faustina, pray for us!
Peace, Love, and Unity.
Bob Bonfitto lives in West Springfield, Mass.