Easter First Communion in Gwagwalada

1st Communion St. Paul's GwagwaladaTwenty four children from St. Matthew Church in Passo village outside of Gwagwalada, Nigeria, joined with children from St. Paul parish, Gwagwalada, to make their First Communion at mass celebrated at St. Paul on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.  The children in Passo were taught weekly by HVM Sr. Monica Etokudo and candidate Chioma Nwoye in preparation for their first confession on Holy Saturday and First Communion on Easter Sunday.

More than 50 children total took their First Communion at St. Paul.

1st communion under both species

HVM Sr. Barbara Dakoske joined Srs. Monica and Chioma in Passo village for the final days of preparation for the sacraments.  Another 14 children in Passo were also baptized.

Group photo with Fr. Ralph Asika and instructors

Group photo with Fr. Ralph Asika

 

Boys taught by Chioma

Sr. Barbara with boys taught by Chioma

Girls wear dresses donated by Sr. Barbara's neices

Girls wear dresses donated by Sr. Barbara’s neices

Jessica instructor from Passo with children

Jessica instructor from Passo with children

Okuta Family David and Clare 1st Communicants

Okuta Family. David and Clare 1st Communicants

Youth taught by Sr. Monica at outstation in Passo

Passo youth taught by Sr. Monica

 

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