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Published on Thursday, 15 October 2020
Zarqa: Children receive First Communion, Confirmation Sacraments

By Munir Bayouk/ en.abouna.org :

Children received on Wednesday, October 14 the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation during a Holy Mass celebrated at the Church of the Messengers in Northern Zarqa by Fr. Iyad Bader as well concelebrated by Fr. Salem Lolas and Acolyte Jihad Qandah.

 

Present at the Holy Mass were a number of nuns, relatives of the children receiving the sacraments, and a number of parishioners while Wafa’ Haddad sang hymns.

 

In his homily, Fr. Bader said that the Sacraments represent the start of friendship with Lord Jesus Christ. Hoping that the children will grow up in the grace of the Lord, he said that all people are invited to receive the Holy Communion because when doing so Lord Jesus becomes our guest so that we can be likened to Him and consequently get rid of all our sins.

 

Fr. Bader also addressed the godfather and parents of the children saying, “Your children is the treasure which you have to protect, so keep this responsibility, be close to them, reciprocate love with them, and pray so that the Lord would be with you all the time.”