Pray for First Communicants {and a First Communion Link Up!}

Find all of my First Communion Resources for Kids here.

Today, we’re hosting a First Communion link up, where you get to share your First Communion posts! It’s going to be open through the entire Easter season, so share your posts as you write them. 🙂 This is the finale of the First Communion Promenade series, and you can read the other posts in the series here:

first communion promenade series

First Communion Promenade Rundown:

April 8- Catholic Icing with First Communion Traditions

April 9- Catholic Mom with First Communion Memories

April 10- Catholic Deals with First Communion Gift Guide

April 11- Many Little Blessings with First Communion Cake Ideas

April 12- Snoring Scholar with Celebrating Without Stress

April 15- First Communion Link Up, and you’re all invited!

Lydia (my oldest) will be making her First Holy Communion next year, so this year we’re just taking it all in. My church has a board where they post a little card for each First Communicant, and you can “adopt” one to pray for until their big day.

adopt a first communicant

Each card has a picture of the child, and a few things about them: The date of their First Communion, their age, a drawing of their family, their favorite color, dessert, hobby, school subject, what’s most important to them, and why they love Jesus. There is also a system where you can drop off a gift for your child by sticking their name on it and leaving it in the church office.

Pray for a First Communicant

The First Communicant our family “adopted” to pray for said the thing she likes most is drawing. I wanted to get her something, and we decided on Catholic How-to Draw. This book looks adorable- something I definitely want for my own children! Unfortunately, it’s only available in ebook format right now. So I’m hoping to print it, and have it spiral bound at a local office store for her. I’ll probably also include a set of colored pencils, and I’m kind of a Prismacolor colored pencil freak myself (cause once you use Prismacolor, Crayola is never gunna feel the same!) lol. 😉

Some ways you can incorporate praying for a First Communicant into family prayer:

  • Say a prayer for them each night at bedtime
  • Add a prayer for them right after your dinner prayer
  • Say a rosary for them
  • If you pick up a card from your church, place it on your family altar

Be sure you’re following my First Communion pinboard if you’re on Pinterest!

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Find all of my First Communion Resources for Kids here.

Ok, now it’s your turn! First, be sure to enter the giveaway! I’m giving away 5 copies of A Picture Book of the Mass (5 different winners), which is a great Mass missal for children of all ages. Enter below (you do not have to put in a url to enter).

  Also, be sure to link up your First Communion posts! Feel free to link to First Communion posts from your archives, and if you write more this year come back and add the links. This link up will be open through the entire Easter season! At the end of the link-up, we will also be drawing a winner for a First Communion giveaway from the links that have been entered, so more links equals more chances to win! Be sure to read the posts others link up as well, and leave them come comment love. 🙂 Be sure to link back to this link up in the posts you add so others know where to join in on the fun!

Picture Book of the Mass


  1. How do you enter the contest? I see “Enter the Giveaways here” and the next thing is “7 Entries So Far” …

  2. Lacy–this is such a great resource!! You are the greatest!!!
    We’ll have another First Communicant next year and this will be so helpful!

    Thank you for all your hard work!

  3. This is a great resource. My daughter will be doing hers in two years. What are good places to look for first communion dresses? Thanks.

  4. I’m not seeing a spot to enter the giveaway either, although I would love to win a copy of the book.
    I so appreciate all the 1st Communion posts you’ve been doing. We’re experiencing all this for the 1st time this year, so your info is a huge help – especially the banner ideas!

  5. This is so great! Thank you! My oldest is making her first Communion on Sunday, and the only thing I can’t seem to find is tips for good photographs. I know larger parishes often hire a professional photographer, that our small parish doesn’t. Father has approved some times and places for pictures, but I want suggestions on posing and how to make them turn out with weird stain glass window lighting. I think I’m just going to have to practice after daily mass this week.

  6. I would love to know more about how your church manages the “prayer partners” for First Communicants. I’m trying something like this at our church this year and it is not going so well. What do you do if the cards/gifts for the children are not equal? When are the gifts for the First Communicants distributed? (We’re giving them to the children at CCD, which is why the equal-ness of the items has become an issue.) I would like some tips or advice on a better way to do this than I am, so please feel free to forward my contact info to the person at your church who is overseeing this program. Thank you and God Bless. 🙂

    • You can bring a gift for them, but it’s not expected. It’s really just a way to have the First Communicants prayed for.

  7. Betsy Hunhoff says

    Love all these great ideas. Would like to be put in the drawing for a mass book. Couldn’t sign up by doing the blue button. Thanks

  8. Thanks for the link-up, Lacy. I’m sad that I missed the giveaway! (I haven’t been on my computer much these days, so I missed this till now). My 6th will have her First Communion next year, too! She’s excited! Blessings to you and the family.