First Communion Remembrance Book
First Communion Remembrance Book

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Arbogast, Joan Marie 

Pauline Books & Media 



Celebrate and capture the memories of First Holy Communion!

About this Book:

This personalizable gift book commemorates the preparation for and reception of the final sacrament of initiation. Blending the traditional with the contemporary, prayers, Scripture, and Bible stories are integrated with scrapbooking, photography, journaling, and activities. By linking the story of the Eucharist with the story of your First Communicant, this gift provides the special child in your life-whether you are a parent, grandparent, godparent, guardian, relative, or family friend-with a keepsake that not only preserves his or her special day, but also inspires the growth of faith.

This illustrated remembrance book contains:

  • A presentation page for gift-givers
  • Scriptural quotes
  • Scrapbooking spaces for invitation, photographs, and card/letter attachments
  • Fill-in-the-blanks to record dates, times, locations, and names of the parish and the place of celebration
  • Spaces for drawing
  • An autograph page for friends who also received their First Holy Communion
  • Blank pages for guests to sign their names and write greetings
  • A page to list gifts received and thank you notes sent out
  • Popular Bible stories
  • Traditional Catholic prayers and prayers specific to the sacrament of the Eucharist
  • Explanations of the First Holy Communion Mass and the Sacraments of Initiation

    Features & Benefits:

    • Based on the best-selling book, My First Communion: Remembrance Book by Nadia Bonaldo (Pauline Books & Media, 1994)
    • Explains the significance of First Holy Communion
    • Content reflects entire experience from preparation to thanksgiving
    • Encourages faith formation
    • Contains personalizable pages
    • Provides a unique gift option

    About the Author:

    Joan Marie Arbogast has been involved in education and ministry in her parish for twenty-five years. An avid crafter, she has also worked part-time in the children's room of her local library making crafts with kids. Her family activities and crafts have appeared in Catholic Parent, Today's Christian Woman, and Woman's Day. Her articles and poems have been published in My Friend: A Catholic Magazine for Kids, Bible Pathways for Kids, Shining Star, Guideposts for Kids On-Line, Pockets, Highlights for Children, Cobblestone, Boys' Quest, Hopscotch for Girls, and Fun for Kidz. She is the author of the best-selling series Living and Celebrating Our Catholic Customs and Traditions published by Pauline Books & Media.

    About the Illustrator:

    Veronica Walsh pursued her childhood love for pictures and illustration at California State University, Long Beach where she studied art and design and received a BFA in Visual Communication Design. After college, she used her drawing and painting skills to articulate ideas for all sorts of things, including gift products, fabric designs, jewelry, menus, ads, websites, and packaging. Currently, she seeks opportunities to illustrate an author's words with heartfelt, wholesome characters.

    Product Details:

    Binding: hardcover
    Trim size: 8½" X 11"
    Pages: 90

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