(top): First Holy Communion at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church was held Monday, July 6, at 6 p.m. Receiving the sacrament were (front row, l-r): Gabrielle Ahlers, Grace Ahlers; (back row, l-r): Tony Ahlers, Cooper Mueller and Kalix Bruhn. Tammy Bearinger instructs the class. Father John Norman leads the church. (bottom): Corbin Schueth receives first Communion at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in rural Clearwater, Sunday, July 5. Father John Norman serves as priest. Sara Keegan instructs the class.
St. Theresa's and St. John's Catholic churches held First Communion services recently.
The sacrament of Eucharist, or Holy Communion, is a celebration, but the primary focus remains on the holy sacrament as children are welcomed to the Lord's table.