First Communion - New Bedford MA

On Sunday May 1st, the Feast of Our Lady of Lebanon, the Maronite Servants of Christ the Light attended the First Holy Communion Liturgy of the children at Our Lady of Purgatory Parish, New Bedford. The children receiving were Joseph Chedid, Theresa Coury, Anna Higgins and Grace Schwartz. Fr. Fadi Rouhana, pastor, offered the Liturgy and Sr. Therese Maria was the catechist.

At the conclusion of the Liturgy, both Fr. Fadi and Mother Marla Marie presented the children with a Bible to remind them that the Word of God is a treasure of infinite value, and should be given a place in their lives alongside the Holy Qorbono.  Parish celebrations were held in the social hall which included the exchanging of gifts, and the cutting of a cake.