Invite to a hypocritical 1st communion

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Invite to a hypocritical 1st communion
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Sun, 03-08-2009 - 1:30am
My dh's cousin (who's family NEVER goes to church) is having her 1st communion party in May. We are invited and HAVE to go, kwim? I refuse to give her ANY money or anything religious. I was thinking maybe a nice journal/pen set, or maybe simple jewerly. Anyone have any ideas?

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Sun, 03-08-2009 - 3:47pm

You are going to be surprised with how much money and stuff she gets...

I think a nice pearly bracelet, pearly earrings, or a simple and cute little purse...

What an interesting lesson this little girl is learning..?

Peace,
Karen

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Sun, 03-08-2009 - 6:14pm

It isn't necessarily hypocrtical IMO, since many of these religious things are part of many family traditions, and even if the parent's aren't good Catholics they still may feel that this is important for their daughter.


That said...I think the journal/pen set is a nice idea.


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Sun, 03-08-2009 - 10:47pm

A pen set or jewelry would be fine.

FWIW, I am a Godfather, and in that role, I do give my Godson gifts like a Bible and Rosary, but I also talk to him about tolerance, not that he really needs such talk since his dad is also an atheist. I do take the role seriously, but somehow my hopes for him becoming Pope do not seem likely to come to fruition.

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Tue, 03-10-2009 - 10:29am
Get her a book.
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Tue, 03-10-2009 - 5:15pm

I'm glad you said this...you are absolutely right!

Karen

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Wed, 04-08-2009 - 1:19pm

Okay, sorry for the late post, but I'm new to the forum.