Sunday, April 22, 2012

First Holy Communion in the Extraordinary Form

Joshua Torrie, age 8, son of Henry and Susan Torrie, received his First Holy Communion today at the Traditional Latin Mass at St. Paul Church Philadelphia, PA., celebrated by Father Gerald P. Carey.  Joshua is the boat boy on the Latin Mass altar crew and serves alongside his dad  nearly every Sunday.  May God continue to bless this beautiful family and we pray He will keep this pious little boy close to Him always.

Joshua kneels in preparation to receive Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament for the very first time

Joshua's dad Henry (off to Josh's left) looks on as his son waits.

At last, Joshua receives Our Lord in the Eucharist


  1. Joyce- I had no idea this was up here and actually stumbled across it in a google search. Thank you so much! It's so beautiful and appreciated! We feel so very fortunate to be part of the community at St. Paul's.


  2. You're welcome Henry, and believe me, it is our fortune and blessing to have your family at St. Paul's. God Bless!