No need to break the bank for your child's Communion
Communions used to be a simple affair. Back in the 1980s, when I made mine, I got a simple white dress, rosary beads and a prayer book, and my classmates and I were most excited to see what Communion really tasted like.
Despite the new purity of our souls and the piety of the occasion, let's just say we were bitterly disappointed with the taste - the universal verdict was that it was far too much like cardboard.
After the Mass, parents clambered to get a photo with the bishop, then we went for dinner in our local restaurant, visited a few relatives and were home by teatime.