"KELP the church in the
All" middle of the village" says a German proverb: in other
words, give everything and everyone their right place.
This is borne out very strongly in the preparation for, and celebration of the great First Communion feast. To be in Germany at this time is to be caught up in a great festival where Church and home work together smoothly and confidently.
The Church recognizes and encourages the vital part played by the home--and the parents support their priests fully, and carry the feast into their homes so that there is an air of domesticity about this day which only the pen of a Catholic Dickens could adequately portray.