Monday 16 January 2017

No need to break the bank for your child's Communion

Siobhan O'Neill White

Published 07/04/2016 | 02:30

Some First Communions have evolved into lavish affairs Stock photo: Getty Images / iStockphoto
Some First Communions have evolved into lavish affairs Stock photo: Getty Images / iStockphoto

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.

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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.

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