Monday, May 19, 2014

May Crowning Ceremony

St. Joseph School
May 16, 2014

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Ben getting ready

Ben and Jillian

Jillian places the crown on Mother Mary as Ben looks on

Ben poses with Mother Mary after the crowning

Ben and his cousins

Ben and Jacob pose with Mother Mary

Ben and Jillian pose with Mother Mary

Family picture

Dennis and Ben

Dennis and Ben celebrate

Dennis poses with classmates

A little game of chase

Monday, May 12, 2014

Ben's First Holy Communion

Saturday May 10, 2014
St. Joseph's Church, Herndon VA
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No nerves here

Ben with Lola

Proud Dad with Ben

Ben before the Mass

Ben with Kyleigh.
Both were at Creme de la Creme together and now at St. Joseph's

Ben walking into the church

Ben and his pal Dennis

Before the readings

First reading

Second reading:
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Brothers and sisters: I received from the Lord what I also handed to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, "This is my Body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me."  
In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my Blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." 
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes. 
The word of the Lord.

Ben was poised, could be clearly heard throughout the church.
He did a great job!

Ben receives his first Holy Communion

Ben poses with Mommy and his teacher (left)

Filipino pride

Reception highlights
Ben with his pals Miguel and Danny