Is it a rule that they must be dressed in a certain way or else they can't participate in that Sacrament?
I've always wondered this. And if it's true, does the church provide funds to help pay for the outfits if someone can't afford to purchase one?
No there is no rule for dress. Kids can actually ware whatever they like. However most families choose to ware traditional attire, it is not mandatory. I bought my sons suit brand new at a resale shop for $11.00. My daughters wore a flower girls dress one of them had used in a wedding two years earlier. Many dresses are donated to the church after First Communion. There are also great deals after the wedding season. This is all up to the families and what they choose.
Some kids dress in non-traditional clothes. They aren't turned away, no one cares. When my kids made their Communions there were several kids who wore other attire and really it wasn't any big deal, kids still seemed happy.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 1:25 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by oldermomof5 at 11:05 AM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by lambdarose at 11:06 AM on Apr. 29, 2010
It creeps me out the way they dress as brides.
Answer by beeky at 11:08 AM on Apr. 29, 2010
Most of us have been looking forward to this for at least a year. So those of us on a budget have been looking for deals or have been saving up. Some children wear family members dresses or suits. A lot of families have someone who can sew so this becomes the gift to the child. Or they buy the outfit as a gift. The children do appreciate this.
Answer by oldermomof5 at 11:13 AM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by IhartU at 11:17 AM on Apr. 29, 2010
I really don't know of a family that has not dressed their child in this way. We look forward to it. It is a dress up situation. I know that quite a few people have forgotten that you do dress up for Commencement, Weddings even court. We still believe that you should wear your best for this. And that is a dress for girls and dress shirt and pants for boys.
Answer by oldermomof5 at 11:37 AM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by justanotherjen at 11:53 AM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by eringobrough at 2:01 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 5:30 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
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