Tribute to tomorrow’s First Communicants/Confirmands

Tomorrow we celebrate First Communion and Confirmation for our children at Holy Spirit Parish.  Often many say that someone at Grade 2 isn’t old enough to understand the mysteries they celebrate.  On the contrary, I’m amazed to see what grasp of and ability young children have to understand the mystery and beauty of God.  When I saw this video, it reminded me of the great potential in every young person to seek, to understand, and to believe…I also remember another musician and Catholic who was considered by his parents to be a miracle of God (as all children are):

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born to Leopold Mozart and Anna Maria in Salzburg, capital of the Archbishopric of Salzburg, a former ecclesiastical principality in what is now Austria. He was the youngest of seven children, five of them who died in infancy.  Mozart was baptized the day after his birth at St. Rupert’s Cathedral. The baptismal record gives his name in Latinized form as Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart.  The young Austrian showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on piano and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg.

Pray too for a respect for life at all stages: for the unborn and an end of abortion – for how many Mozart’s and Edward Yudenich’s have not been given the right to be born, and how many more have not had the opportunity to be educated in their faith and in the arts…


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