Thursday, March 10, 2022

Throwback Thursday: First Holy Communion

(Originally posted on September 2011)

Molly and Desmond were elated that they were able to pull it off.

Their son Clarissa was about to make his first holy communion, but he could not wear a dress to the ceremonies. The archdiocese insisted that boys had to wear blue suits (jackets and trousers) despite the fact that in this day and age, most parents raised their sons to be sissies.

Molly and Desmond pleaded Clarissa’s case to their parish’s pastor, Father Maxine, and to the parish nun who organized the first holy communion, Sister Bernard. There they found sympathy, but not much hope for their cause.

Then there was a miracle!

The archbishop of the diocese retired and Pope Raylene II appointed a woman, Archbishop Rhonda, as the new archbishop.

With this turn of events, Father Maxine and Sister Bernard contacted the archbishop about the dress requirements and in response, she decreed that both boys and girls could wear dresses to their first holy communion ceremonies.

So it came to pass that on the Sunday of Clarissa’s first holy communion, Clarissa shed tears of joy when he paraded down the church aisle with the other sissies wearing adorable first holy communion dresses, while Molly and Desmond proudly looked on wearing his and her skirt suits, (Molly’s in baby blue and Desmond’s in dusty pink); a complete feminine family just as Goddess intended.

Source: Boston Proper
Wearing Boston Proper


  1. I don't know if this world is ready to keep up with the Joneses....

  2. What a lovely picture of Lawrence. Clearly, whoever took the picture put Lawrence at his ease. Do we know anything else about him or the context?
    Penny from Edinburgh.

  3. What I remember most from my own First Communion is being so jealous that the girls got to wear such pretty, frilly dresses .
    Those blue suits that we boys had to wear were as uncomfortable as they looked - if not even more so !

  4. Obla de obla da,
    Life goes on brah,
    La la how the life goes on

    Hey, happy ever after in the market place,
    Molly lets the children lend a hand,
    Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face,
    And in the evening she's a singer in the band!

    Thank you Paul McCartney and the Beatles!

    1. Leslie LangfordMarch 11, 2022

      Not to mention Jo-Jo in "Get Back".

      Must have been the influence of all those underground clubs in Hamburg, Germany that they spent so much time playing in at the start of their careers...

    2. I think you are referring to Sweet Loretta Martin, not Jo Jo.

  5. I'm with jersey girl except in my case the boys wore white suits --1 and done. but the girls wore their dresses on a couple of subsequent Sundays (more jealousy)-emily

  6. I was jealous of the girls also it was a pivotal event and made me aware