First communicants Paul Lindsay, Adan Guerra, Dillan Doyle, Ryan Lindsay, Daemon Worden, Jett Stewart with Frs. Kumar Udagandla and Gerry Condon.
HEPPNER — At St. Patrick Church, six boys received their first Communion on the Feast of Corpus Christi. The parish’s new pastor, Father Kumar Udagandla, celebrated the Mass. Teachers Joe Lindsay and Mary Ann Elguèzabal helped the students learn the requirements for penance and the Eucharist.
During the Mass, the boys read the prayer intentions and brought up the gifts during the offertory. Dillan Doyle carried a golden box representing the gift of grace that each would receive. Daemon Worden carried wheat from his grandparents’ farm representing the Bread of Christ. Jett Stewart carried a basket of grapes representing the Blood of Christ. Ryan Lindsay carried the collection basket and Adan Guerra carried the unconsecrated hosts. Paul Lindsay carried the water and wine.