|First Communion Day, May 10, 1942, Immaculate Conception Church, Celina, Ohio|
The Immaculate Conception Class of 1952 received their First Communion on May 10, 1942 in Celina, Ohio. My father is the 3rd from the right in the 3rd row in the photo above.
Father George Hindelang was the pastor and the class was confirmed on December 6, 1942 by Bishop George Rehring. The class had 43 students when they started as First Graders in 1940 and had a graduating class of 26 students in 1952. Interesting that they received First Communion at the end of second grade and Confirmation in the next school year. When I was attending school, it was more common to receive Confirmation several years later, usually in the eighth or ninth grade.
My father kept the holy cards he received for his First Communion and Confirmation.
|Holy Communion Card, May 10, 1942|
The First Communion card was signed, To dear little Timothy from Sister Mary Protas May 10, 1942.
|Confirmation card, December 6, 1942|
The Confirmation card was signed, In loving memory of your Confirmation Day, Dec. 6, 1942.