Monday, September 18, 2017

Two Baptisms, a Reconciliation and a First Communion!

During our time in Minnesota
we were able to catch up on some of our Sacraments!

We absolutely love Father Steve and he was so kind to preform them!

Because we moved within weeks of Jacob and Grace coming home 
we were unable to have them baptized.

It's challenging when kids come home older, 
don't know the language and have never heard of Jesus before.
We just don't fit into the traditional timeline for Sacraments.

Fr. Steve is so respectful and understanding of our unique situation.

Jake and Grace are 10 and 9 yrs old and are between languages.
They are not ready for baptismal classes.
They are infants in their faith walk.

Abby and Johnny are their Godparents!

He is so good at explaining and personalizing the 
Sacrament of Baptism.

Jacob and Grace understand how much we love Jesus and 
they are learning about how much Jesus loves them.

And now, 
it's time to head to the alter for family pictures!

It felt so good to have these two baptized
in the name of the
Father, Son and Holy Spirit!

He has such a kind heart
and gentle spirit!

God Bless these two children as the begin their faith journey!

Thank you Johnny and Abby!

It's always fun hanging out in the Narthex after church!

That same day,
in the evening
Jenny had her first communion!

She was so excited to finally get to have communion with everyone else!
(Except Jake, Grace, Joey and Luke- they're next!)

 This girl is such a blessing to our family!

Jenny looked beautiful and she was so excited and ready for her Sacraments!

Poor dear was a little shell shocked in front of the whole church...
and we may have forgotten to practice
it went well (enough)!

We celebrated with cake for all of our blessings!

Auntie Barbie and Auntie Mimi joined us for the Sacrament and the celebration afterwards!
It was such a joy to have them there!

Mimi brought arts and crafts for the kids
since we had no TV in our MN home
(bc we were moving out).

Now we are back on track! Jenny is with her siblings her age.
(8 kiddos all together!)
They are ready to start Confirmation in the spring!

Our four oldest girls just started Confirmation this fall
and will be done in the spring!

The four youngest kids are all at the same place.
We just need Grace and Jacob to understand English a little better
and then they are good to go!

Feeling extremely

1 comment:

Jenny Leong said...

Grace and Jake are thriving so well! Jenny is glowing in the beautiful white dress. Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures.

Also enjoy clicking on the photo links below (the current post) to previous posts, and to re-read. An inspiration of God's faith and grace!