Prayers after his First Confession

“Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, be my Salvation.”
with Bread of Life Cake Topper
Great Uncle Tom, lots of new friends, and “Uncle Father!” 
After First Communion: Thanksgiving 

The Body of our Lord, Jesus Christ, preserve my soul unto life everlasting! I possess Him Who gives eternal life. With firm and confident Faith, I believe, O Jesus, that Thou hast words of eternal life. Thy Flesh is meat indeed. I have received Thy sacred Body. Thou art truly present in my soul, my Lord and my God; Thou art most intimately united with me. Oh, how can I sufficiently adore Thee! Thou art my Lord and my God – I, Thy unworthy creature; Thou, my Father and Savior, hast taken pity on me: Thou lovest me, it is Thy delight to be with me. How can I, my Jesus, thank Thee for this grace! Magnify the Lord, my soul, for He hath done wonderful things to thee! Sweet, merciful Jesus, vouchsafe to look kindly upon my poor and pitiful gratitude.
I thank Thee, O Jesus!


  1. jbc2789

    He's grown up so fast!

    2015-07-25 00:55:02

  2. Charlotte

    Congratulations! He looks so grown up.

    2015-07-25 01:20:53

  3. Amy Caroline

    Congratulations! Looks like such a beautiful day!

    2015-07-25 01:22:57

  4. Amy Caroline

    OH and Jess! You look amazing!!!

    2015-07-25 01:23:18

  5. Molly

    Those are the sweetest pictures! What a special day – for the entire family. Hope you can move here and join this beautiful parish!

    2015-07-25 02:08:02

  6. Lori

    Wow! So very beautiful! Congratulations!

    2015-07-25 02:17:11

  7. Carrie


    Hi Jessica,

    The photo of Fr. Dennis Gordon presenting Our Blessed Lord, your son serving, and the babe kneeling just awaiting his saviour for the first time TOOK MY BREATH AWAY! (No bias here… (o; ) What a beautiful day! I look forward to making these holy cards!

    In Her Heart,

    2015-07-25 02:26:51

  8. Christine

    Congratulations! What a blessing to be able to receive his First Holy Communion from his holy "Uncle Father"! God bless all of you!

    2015-07-25 02:32:44

  9. Michele

    Congratulations!!! So happy for you all!

    2015-07-25 04:51:27

  10. Jessica Ost

    Congratulations! I wish we would have known. We SO would have been there!

    2015-07-25 05:42:18

  11. Erin

    Oh Congratulations!! Wonderful:)

    2015-07-25 11:19:22

  12. Krista

    So wonderful you got to be with "Uncle Father" for Snuggles' big day and YOU. LOOK. FABULOUS, JESSICA!!!! I can see the difference! Way to go!!!

    2015-07-25 11:57:00

  13. Sunshine

    What a beautiful day! Congratulations, Snuggles!

    2015-07-25 13:20:43

  14. bernadetteosborne

    Congratulations, Jessica! What a special day! (You look fabulous, by the way!) God bless! 🙂

    2015-07-25 14:58:46

  15. Mom2Seven

    He looks so handsome! I think he was only 2 when I began following your blog. May God bless him abundantly! Jessica, you look just beautiful! +JMJ+

    2015-07-25 17:50:37

  16. Tracy Bua Smith

    Congratulations! What a beautiful day and he does look so handsome!

    2015-07-26 00:59:11

  17. Jessica Gordon

    It was so nice to meet you, Molly! We would sure love to move there someday… Please remember us in your prayers! P.S. I'm just now making the connection between your family and the shrine pictured above. It is so beautiful!

    2015-07-26 05:53:59

  18. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you, Carrie! Yes, we will have to add this to my ever growing list of Personalized Holy Cards to order! 🙂

    2015-07-26 05:55:42

  19. Layla

    I am assuming that the big trip included this very reason! What a wonderful reason to travel! And even best that his Uncle gave him Jesus for the first time! Blessings to you and your family 🙂

    Psst…your diet is working 😉

    2015-07-27 12:27:53

  20. Guest

    God be praised!!

    2015-07-27 15:44:44

  21. Valerie, NZ

    Thank you, Jessica, for according us the privilege of seeing these so-touching photos. God bless 'Snuggles' as he continues his pilgrimage.

    2015-07-27 18:25:36

  22. Karina

    You look amazing!!! Beautiful pictures!

    2015-07-28 04:45:06

  23. Kathy

    Such a beautiful day. Receiving Holy Communion from Uncle Father and his brothers serving mass. What an incredible moment.

    2015-08-01 23:53:33


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