Question of the Week: First-Communion Gifts


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One of’s Facebook friends asks:

I’m looking for suggestions for a thoughtful and memorable First Communion gift for my daughter.

My favorite gift to give for this occasion is a subscription to Magnifikid! magazine. Second-graders are just the right age for this magazine, which is like a weekly missal that children can bring to Mass each week. It includes the readings and prayers, prompts children to follow along and respond properly, and has some fun activities and puzzles based on the Sunday readings.

What would you advise our friend? Do you have a favorite First Communion gift idea to share?

Please share your answers and experiences in the comment box below.


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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom, Secular Franciscan and freelance writer. Her three children range in age from high school to young adult, and she enjoys writing, cooking, and reading. Barb volunteers at the school library and is a music minister at her parish. She is also an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Barb blogs at FranciscanMom and shares her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.


  1. My favorite First Communion gift is The Weight of a Mass by Josephine Nobisso. For my own children, I bought them bibles. (They received well before the book came out!) A medal or crucifix to wear or a rosary are also nice gifts to help them remember their special day. Blessings on the day!

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