My Confirmation Experience

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MY FAMILY During the time of preparation for Confirmation, my family was there for the journey. When I started the process of Confirmation, the first requirement I started was getting service hours. I had to volunteer at many places to get ten sessions. My parents scheduled the times I would volunteer, helped plan out my schedule, and drove me to Home Sweet Home, the SF-Marin Food Bank, and Saint Vincent de Paul. My parents also attended masses with me as my preparation for Confirmation continued. Later in the year, I went to a twelve-hour retreat at school to get a better connection with God and the other confirmandi. I learned a lot about myself and my friends and it was an emotional experience. When the retreat was over, my parents were …show more content…
Here, Catholics receive the body and blood of Christ who gave up his life to save us. My Holy Communion was during second grade. To prepare, I attended meetings at school and participated in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. On May 1, 2011, I had my First Communion at the Our Lady of Mercy Parish. Relatives from both sides of the family, friends, and my godparents attended. I went to mass with my classmates and received the eucharist for the first time. After, my family and I had dinner at a nearby restaurant where we celebrated.

OUR LADY OF MERCY PARISH Since kindergarten, I have attended masses at the Our Lady of Mercy Parish. Over the nine years I have been there, I realized how connected everyone was. Before and after mass, people would greet each other, start conversations, ask about family members, and share stories. Even the priests and nuns would talk with people attending masses. I would sometimes see a classmate or a teacher serving or attending at a mass and say hello. Everyone also has a role at Church―from altar serving, singing, reading, or even just attending. I contribute to my parish community by singing in the school choir and donating money during

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