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2nd Grade's First Holy Communion

Written by Jennifer Overturf, 2nd Grade Teacher at Resurrection Catholic School


2nd Graders at Resurrection Catholic School received their First Holy Communion this month! It is always an incredible experience to witness each student receiving Holy Communion for the first time. This is especially true in our Resurrection community, where our students’ beautiful cultures and family traditions are displayed so lovely at each Mass.

Over the school year, both second grade classes at Resurrection have been working hard to prepare for this special Sacrament. In both classrooms, 2nd graders have learned about the sacrificial love of Jesus and the incredible gift of himself to us in the Holy Eucharist. Additionally, students have had the opportunity to have discussions with Fr. Saiki during his many classroom visits. During these visits, students had a variety of intriguing questions that ranged from mysteries surrounding the life of Jesus, to questions regarding the Cathedral’s stained glass windows, to Fr. Saiki’s personal preference in automobile choices. Students were always excited and eager to learn more about their Catholic faith and church community!

On Wednesday, May 4 our 2nd graders were honored during a very special May Crowning and 2nd Communion school Mass! This was their first opportunity to dress up in their beautiful First Communion attire and receive the Eucharist together as class. Afterwards, our 2nd graders processed through the hallways at Resurrection, where they were presented with cheers and praise from their school community. The presence of love and community was truly a beautiful sight!

I am so proud of our 2nd grade students! My prayer as their teacher is for each child to stay close to Jesus and his mother, Mary, on their journey through life. I pray that this Sacrament will give them the grace and desire to make decisions that honor God and help them to become the best version of themselves.



Ms. Overturf joined RCS in 2018. She joined the Catholic Church in 2006 and loves the opportunity to share her faith. She holds a B.S in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood and an M.S. in Educational Studies with a STEAM concentration. To learn more about Ms. Overturf or any of our teachers visit

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