I have be asked to raise a toast for my godchild's First Holy Communion and I'm completely tongue tied. Please help me. Thanks.
Oliver, you don't say whether this godchild is male or female. Either way, you know the child best. My advice? Keep it simple, short and sweet. Maybe something like "To (insert child's name.) (Insert a one-sentence observation about the child here.) May God richly bless you in all your endeavors as you learn and grow in His grace." Sorry if this isn't in the right format, I'm not a Catholic. You could also do a search for "First Communion Toast" and see what pops up.
I was raised Catholic and I've never heard of a toast being given at a First Communion party, let alone a champagne toast. I think that a prayer might be more appropriate. (Or, like JustPlain Jo said, keep the toast simple.)
I agree, it's a holy day and a blessing would be better. I blessed my godson with a blessing based on his personality related to Bible men. Example: May you be like Joseph, who trusted and obeyed God even when it was difficult. Print it out and give him a vision and goal of what he can be for God (or she, as the case may be).
Look inside a First Communion card, and maybe be inspired with something simple.
Asking for a special prayer to be said is good, toasting? Not in any religion I know of. I have a poster I put together.
For God so loved world he gave us his only Son.
He that believes and is baptized will see the Lord's salvation.
Jesus Loves me.
i have been asked to make a speech for my godson's first holy communion
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I have been asked to make a champagne toast at my goddaughter's first holy communion party. What is the proper thing to say? I am tongue tied.
PG from LI, NY
Call the local priest; he's heard a lot of them. (05/18/2006)
By the Oracle
Instead of a traditional toast, we are inviting our pastor to say the blessing at our celebration for our daughter's first holy communion. It is easy to forget that this day is one of the most holy in your child's early life, so we chose this way to keep it the focus of the party. (04/01/2007)
By Pat L