This Saturday, MAY 08, 2021, Alvin-Morris TAHOU and several young people of his age had their happiest day, at the parish of Notre Dame de Lourdes d’Abatta.
Indeed, the new “sheep” of the Lord received the Sacrament of the Eucharist or First Communion, during a mass presided over by the parish priest, Father Clément Abiodoun.
This day of reception of the Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist represents the crowning of three years of formation in the catechumenate, and of reaching the objective desired by these young children: the reception of their First Communion.
The ceremony lived up to the occasion, in a crowded church and under tarpaulins outside filled with worshipers, parents, grandparents and friends of different families, not to mention the godparents. Parents happy to see their children receive their first communion. The children sang after Communion their immense joy to be Christians from now on, giving Glory and Honor to the Almighty.
Let us note that the Pastor expressed his satisfaction and reminded all the Christians present that it is an exceptional grace, which God grants to his children, to receive Jesus in the Eucharist. He thanked the parents and grandparents, the godmothers and godparents who supported and encouraged these children on this path with patient and selflessness.
They thus manifest, he will say, the sign of their own fidelity and their commitment to the Christian faith.
His thanks were also addressed to the catechists who contributed to the formation of these children.
After Mass, it is the time for celebrations of rejoicing in all families.
We therefore met at the home of Alvin-Morris TAHOU’s grandparents at the residence of the Gnagne family located in Bingerville to celebrate these moments of joy. The party was beautiful and the delicious dishes equaled the immense joy of parents and guests. The Guére, Adioukrou, and Bethe dances furnished the party. Let us note for the record that Guére by his father, Adioukrou and Bethe by his mother, therefore Ivorian by right, he is also a subject of the Queen, therefore English by nationality born in London.
Remember that First Communion is considered one of the holiest and most important occasions in the life of a person (young child, adolescent, or adult) of the Catholic faith. This means that she received the sacrament of the Eucharist, the body and blood of Jesus Christ.
Usually they are young children between 10 and 12 years old. Among these children, some received their first sacrament that of Christian Baptism before their First Communion during the same ceremony. The party ended at Alvin-Morris TAHOU with the presentation of commemorative gifts.
Details to follow.