First Communion students ‘excited,’ ‘nervous’ to receive Eucharist

Father Mike Volkmer, CPPS, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Albia, talks to First Communion students at the church May 1.

Students at St. Mary Parish in Albia were asked three questions about receiving first Communion on May 1.  Below is a glimpse of their insight.

1. What do you think about receiving your first Communion this Sunday?

• A lot nervous . . .a little excited about getting to take the bread.  – Taylee Wolfer

• Happy, but a little scared. – Tristen Mihalovich


• I get closer to God. – Reilly Flaig

• I’m excited!  This is probably the most important time in my life. – Jaden Hugen

• It is a special day about God and me.  It gets me excited.  – Ellie Henry

• It’s going to be an awesome experience. – McKenna Striegel

• OK, I’m happy to become part of the church. – Trey Griffin

2. What is one thing that you learned about your Catholic faith this year?

• I learned the Glory Be and the Hail Mary. – Isabella Wilson

• If you pray, God will listen. – Kade Dunkin

• That God is forgiving and we learned about the life of Jesus. – Liam Winfield

• That Jesus performed miracles. – Emma Heffron

• That we have more than one family. – Allison Major

3. What is one thing that you really like about being Catholic?

• That after my first communion, I get to receive communion every week. – Nathaniel Wynn

• That some day we will see God and Jesus. – Emily Cain

• That we can receive the body and blood of Christ. – Joseph Pistek

• That we get to go to this church.  – Olivia Teno

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