Baby’s First Mass

by | Jul 4, 2017 | Altar Boys, FSSP, Latin Mass, Precious Moments: 08 | 27 comments

After attempting it yesterday, this evening the baby and I finally made it to (and through!) Mass for the first time since she was born. It really helped that it was at home! One of my brothers-in-law made a last minute decision to make a really quick trip, flying all the way across the country, to baptize his niece after all!

#FSSP #extraordinaryform #latinmass #confessiontoo #baptismwillbetomorrow #deogratias


  1. Carrie McDowell

    JMJ Deo gratias! Love in Christ, Carrie

    2017-07-04 08:17:20

  2. Penelope

    What a blessing! So beautiful.

    2017-07-04 10:09:45

  3. Stef

    Love the veils!

    2017-07-04 10:27:46

  4. Katherine Lauer

    What a joy, and a perfect setting for her first Mass! Love the FSSP!

    2017-07-04 11:04:41

  5. Dawn

    How beautiful. You are so blessed. So happy to hear thaty your brother-in-law was able to come to baptize Baby Grace. Now she must be really smiling as she has been in so many pictures… What a sweet beautiful baby! Take one day at a time and enjoy your latest blessing and take care of yourself as well. God bless you and your family.

    2017-07-04 11:26:00

  6. TheresaEH

    Mass in your own home, what a blessing !

    2017-07-04 12:18:38

  7. Karen H

    All glory to God! He has certainly blessed your heart's longing for Him. What a great joy to see what He has done! God bless your precious faith and your precious family.

    2017-07-04 13:19:33

  8. Anne

    Welcome, welcome, sweet child of God.

    2017-07-04 14:01:39

  9. Cynthia

    How amazing !!! God bless

    2017-07-04 14:19:42

  10. Joy65

    SO special. God is so great! Glad she is baptized and all went well.

    2017-07-04 16:08:11

  11. Mary

    This is so beautiful! A Latin Mass in your home! What a wonderful blessing!

    2017-07-04 16:27:45

  12. Gemma

    That's wonderful 🙂 your family make me smile and feel positive about life Jessica. +

    2017-07-04 16:41:41

  13. Marilyn

    Thank You for sharing your family's blessed time. Marilyn

    2017-07-04 21:14:24

  14. Marion

    Happy that you were able to have your brother in law baptize "Grace". Blessings to all. Marion

    2017-07-04 21:17:00

  15. Joy65

    Can I ask a couple of silly questions, does your brother in law bring his own unconsecrated hosts when he knows he will be doing a home Mass and does he also bring a Baptism certificate or do you have to go through your own priest for the official paperwork? I was just curious.

    2017-07-04 22:56:46

  16. Jessica Gordon

    Yes, Father did bring unconsecrated hosts with him for Mass. As for the baptism/certificate, all the paperwork (as well as permission for Father to perform the baptism here in our diocese/parish) is processed through our local parish and the baptism took place at our local church this morning. Our pastor has been great about allowing my brother-in-laws to baptize and/or give our children their First Holy Communions.

    2017-07-05 05:16:19

  17. Sandra

    What a blessing:) Wonderful!

    2017-07-05 03:51:57

  18. Terra

    Beautiful, especially that your brother in law performed the baptism in your home.

    2017-07-05 04:15:19

  19. Jessica Gordon

    Thank you! Mass was in our home last night, but her baptism, followed by another Mass, was at our local parish this morning. It was so beautiful!

    2017-07-05 05:08:07

  20. Sharyn


    2017-07-05 08:29:41

  21. Joy65

    Jessica Thank You for answering my questions. Y'all are so truly blessed to be able to do things the way you wish for your family and have the OK of the pastor to do them. God Bless you and yours.

    2017-07-05 14:33:23

  22. Christine M.

    Isn't it such a wonderful blessing to have priests in the family!!! God bless!

    2017-07-05 15:13:38

  23. Gabriela

    How AWESOME is that?!?!

    2017-07-05 21:48:06

  24. Jessica Gordon

    It sure is! I wish we could see them more often. It had been 9 years since I had seen this brother-in-law, and ten years since he had visited our home! Way too long!

    2017-07-06 18:50:02

  25. Jennifer

    Okay… I have never been more jealous of a picture on a blog!!!!!!!! How blessed you are!!!!!!

    2017-07-10 00:41:31

  26. Susan

    Hello! I know this is an old post, but could you provide a link for the sweet veil with the bow that your younger daughter is wearing? Thanks so much!

    2018-07-08 12:18:08

  27. Jessica Gordon

    Sorry I never responded to this! That veil was from Robin's Nest Lane. She had closed her Etsy shop and Website for a number of years, but it looks like it is back now:

    2021-03-11 00:17:14


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