Join the Party & Share Your First Communion JOY

"Without JOY there is no love, and love without JOY is not true love.  And so, we need to bring that love and that JOY into the World today." ~Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

You’re invited!  
I’m hosting a party
In honor of
Mary & all First Communicants
 Well the closest I will get to a party for my dear Sparkles since I’m nine months pregnant and not willing to take on an additional celebration so close to the arrival of Baby “G.”
Share the JOY of your First Communicant.  This can be a First Communion Post from this year or recent years past.  It's just a simple way to share your JOY and lift one another up in prayer.
My Sparkles will be receiving her First Communion on May 8.
You are welcome to join now!
The party starts on May 1, the Month of Mary.  The party will end on June 8, the Traditional Feast Day of Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces.  This should give sufficient time for all new First Communicants to receive and share their JOY.

~~~UPDATE Jan. 2011~~~
This has been changed to a "Perpetual Party"  and currently
does not have an end date. Join at anytime!

First Communion Link - Girl First Communion Link - Boy
How to Join: You will need to link up to this post with the designated Picture Linky from InLinkz. It should be self-explanatory, so I don't think you'll have any problem.
  1. Click on the blue "Add your link" button with the froggy face that you'll find at the bottom of this post.
  2. Please be sure to add your Permalink, not your general blog address.    
    To get your permalink:
    • click on your post name.
    • copy the address that shows up in the address bar at the top,
    • paste the copied address into the "url" box for the picture linky.
  3. You'll also need to enter your email address, It will not be visible to anyone.
  4. Copy and paste the desired First Communion JOY logo button to your computer or save it in a file. Then you can upload it to your side bar and use it in your First Communion JOY post so your visitors will know you are participating.
  5. Please link back to the host blog, JOYfilledfamily.  This is important because it helps those who are visiting your blog, share the JOY and offer prayers for other participants.

Please do not add your link below, until your First Communion JOY post is actually published to your blog.
You may contact me via email if you are having difficulties and I will do my best to help you troubleshoot.


  1. This is such a good idea! Thanks for doing this! It's fun to see all the lovely First Communicants!

    Thank you and very nice to "meet" you!

    *hope you don't mind me doing 3!

  2. Evann -
    Thanks for sharing and extending the invite. I can't wait to see all the wonderful recent & past First Communion celebrations.

    Jamie Jo - Thanks for sharing! I love all your posts.

    Your intentions have been added to our prayers.

    Check back for more posts and spread the word.

    Pax Christi - Lena

  3. Nori - Thanks for sharing your JOY. Hannah has been added to our prayers!
    Pax Christi - Lena

  4. How wonderful! I will work on a post today and get to it later:)

  5. I have nothing to add. But, I am excited to see everything everyone else does.....then maybe when are turn comes I will get it right:D

  6. Kara - I look forward to seeing your post and will keep you in our prayers.

    Kristi - Thanks for stopping by. You're always welcome!

    Pax Christi - Lena

  7. A lovely idea...Abigail made her First Holy Communion in October 2009. It's nice to relive that special time and see the photos of other sweet children!

  8. Kimberly -

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing Abigail's blessed day.

    We will add her intentions to our prayers.

    Pax - Lena

  9. This is such a great idea! Unfortunately, my daughter was very ill on the day she was supposed to make her First Holy Communion, so we had to reschedule for June 13th. So we miss the cutoff for sharing our joy this year. But, if you do this another year, perhaps I can share her joy then. We are really looking forward to her special day!

  10. Dear Lena,
    I am doing a prepartation for our son but hwe won't be receiving untill later in the year.
    Can I link my plans at least

  11. Gae, Tina and others who are interested in joining after the deadline (June 8, 2010)- PLEASE SHARE ALL POSTS RELATED TO YOUR FIRST COMMUNION JOY. The deadline (if you want to call it that) has been moved to June 8, 2011. It is my hope to continue prayers and sharing JOY related to this blessed Sacrament for 2010.
    Pax Christi - lena



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