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Most Holy Child Jesus.

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HOLY COMMUNION.

If you have not yet made your First Communion, look forward with longing desire to the day of your receiving it. That wonderful day is to be the great day of your life. Let each day, as it comes, form a part of the preparation for it.

If the day has passed, always renew, before you go to Holy Communion, the good desires and resolutions of that time.


PRAYER BEFORE HOLY COMMUNION.

Thou alone, who art all pure, knowest how pure I ought to be to receive Thee in Thy most Holy Sacrament. Thou alone canst make me worthy. Have pity on me, a creature of Thy hands, a soul whom Thou hast ransomed with Thy Precious Blood, and whom Thou desirest to have united to Thee.

Look not upon my past sins, which I hate and heartily grieve for, but make me