First Communion: Youngsters receive sacrament at St. Mary Magdalene
By MONIQUE HASKINS
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
On May 6, the 2012 class of First Communicants, mostly second graders, received the sacrament of first communion at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church.
The class has been in formation for two years. The year of formation develops the understanding that the Eucharist is a living memorial of Christ’s sacrifice for the salvation of all and also teaches that the Eucharist is a sacred banquet, a commemoration of Jesus’ last meal with his disciples and emphasizes that the Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Christ, his Real Presence.
First Communion Masses were held at 9 a.m. and at noon.
Receiving First Communion at 9 a.m. were Daniel Arellano, Jackson Bellucci, Jenny Beyer, Steven Chilluffo, Sydney Cohen, Jalen Cunanan, Michael DeMars, Erin Doody, Matthew Eimer, Mason Ellsworth, Louis Gagnon, Madison Gunnoud, Ashton Hennie-Roed, Hayden Hungerford, Madison Insolia, Angelina Jones, Christian Lotter, Natalie McCready, Justin Moore, Victoria Perez, Carmen Pettigrew, Hollyn Robertson, Tom Robertson, Kiersten Sharp, Michele Shaughnessy, Tyler Siegel, Kaylin Spoorer, Ian Van Amberg, Mauricio Veloso, Hayden Watford, Emma Weikle, Morgan Westerman, Bridget Wilson, Ella Wilson and Lucas Zeise.
Noon communicants were Baylee Allen, Micahel Alrutz, Midge Beals, Frank DiGiacomo, LJ Estrada, Andrew Fasano, Maya Federico, Ryan Fogle, Alexis Gonzalez, Maggie Heatherman, Andrew Helfers, Kyle Helfers, Jacob Hudson, Tyler Johnson, Caitlyn Kearney, Teddy Korner, Nicholas Koukoutsis, Madeleine Larsen, Abigail Lavelle, Jocelyn Macek, Andrew Mejeris, Andres Naquin, Connor Schmidt, Abigail Simoncinni, Deanna Simoncinni, Jade Takvorian, Andrew Tvrdik, Lauren VandenHeuvel, Delaney Watts and Nicole Wilante.