My husband and I are fortunate to be the godparents of three wonderful children – from three different families. Being a godparent or “sponsor” is an ancient tradition which dates back to the earliest centuries of the Church. If you are curious about what role a godparent fills, the Code of Canon Law states that he must “help the baptized to lead a Christian life in harmony with baptism, and to fulfill faithfully the obligations connected with it.” One way that godparents can do this is to celebrate important sacramental milestones like First Communion and Confirmation, and even marriage and Holy Orders later in life.
This year, one of our godchildren is making her First Communion, and so I naturally turned to one of my favorite online stores for religious and devotional items: Catholic Family Gifts. Once again, my dear friend Ruth offered to send something from their extensive selection of First Communion gifts. I chose this lovely White Pearl Holy Communion bracelet and pendant set. It retails for just $21.99.
Our godchild will make her First Communion in May, and we are thrilled to have this beautiful gift to present. It’s going to look perfect with her white dress, and she can continue to wear it long after that special Sunday has passed.
The bracelet is crafted with glass pearls and silver spacer beads. Tiny little rhodium chalice and crucifix charms add an extra nice touch to this set. And because it’s a stretch bracelet, there are no worries about whether it will fit or not. It’s nicely packaged in a white leather jewelry box, just right for gift-giving. The quality and beauty of this pretty little set really impressed me, especially since it’s priced under $25.00!
So far, two of our children, Joseph and Catherine, have celebrated this important milestone. It’s very uplifting every Spring to see the Church filled with excited boys and girls all ready to receive the Lord!
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