First Communion: A Catholic Tradition

boy-first-communion-favors-RF50-blueFirst Communion is considered one of the holiest and most important occasions in a Roman Catholic’s life. It means that the person has received the Sacrament of the Eucharist, the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Most Catholic children receive their First Communion when they’re seven or eight years of age because this is considered the age of reason. First Communion is a very important and holy day for Catholic children because they are receiving, for the first time, the body and blood of Jesus Christ. By continuing to receive Holy Communion for the rest of their lives, Catholics become one with Christ and believe they will share in His eternal life.

First Communion is also traditionally an important festive occasion for Roman Catholic families. Traditions surrounding First Communion usually include large family gatherings and parties to celebrate the event; special clothing is usually worn. The clothing is often white to symbolize purity. Girls often wear fancy dresses and a veil attached to a headdress, as well as white gloves (long or short).

At WH Candy, we are honored and First_Communion_Stickers_RFGKS01privileged to help many families celebrate their child’s First Holy Communion. Personalized chocolate bar favors are a sweet keepsake to pass out to family and friends. Whether you are shopping for multiple items to display at a candy buffet like custom mini sized candy bars and colorful Jelly Belly Jelly Beans or a larger favor to include in a goodie bag, we are here to help make your celebration one to remember.