With Easter nearly upon us and the start of Spring a few weeks ago, we have reached the time in the Catholic Church when young children start to receive two Sacraments of Initiation – Holy Eucharist, commonly known as First Holy Communion, and Confirmation, the sacrament where one is “sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Over the next couple of months, here in the Diocese of Phoenix, many children in the Third Grade will receive both of these sacraments, since our diocese is a Restored Order diocese. This is also the time of the year when adults, who have been preparing for a year or two in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) are welcomed into the Catholic Church during the highest liturgy of the year, the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night.
I have compiled this gift list because I wanted to provide for my readers, but most importantly, the parents and grandparents in our program at the parish, a strong resource where they can purchase religious items for either children, adults, and/or the sponsors and Godparents that will stand with them as they receive their Sacraments. Not only are these gifts great for these individuals, you will find good gifts for your catechists, directors, and the priests who have taught throughout the year.
You can feel good about supporting these small Catholic businesses as they exercise their God-given talents to design beautiful products that are true and good.
2019 Holy Communion and Confirmation Gift Guide
An incredible assortment of religious items and jewelry, which includes an entire section of First Holy Communion gifts and Confirmation jewelry.
They provide a wide assortment of Catholic Art, religious items, and liturgical products for monasteries and churches. Click the header, “Special Occasions” for Holy Communion and Confirmation gifts.
Home to the original Paracord Rosaries. They have a wide range of sizes and types of rosaries. When you hold these rosaries in your hand, you are ready for the spiritual battlefield. They also have faith jewelry and accessories and other items. Click the “Products” tab.
Catholic Socks that will have you walking like the Saints. Pictured below are my Saint Joseph socks. They are now starting to sell kids socks.
Many Catholic men are growing beards, here is the premier Catholic website for beard balms, beard oils, mustache wax, and lip balm. Chrism or Holy Smokes are two scents perfect for your parish priests who have beards.
Rosaries and other handmade goods by Allison. I recently did an interview with Allison on how she started her business. Check out the First Holy Communion 2019 Add-on item…it’s very cool and a definite keepsake!
1000 Saints is a project created by Austin artist and Catholic school teacher, Celeste Robbins. Back in January, I did an interview with her about this awesome project. This is the perfect personalized gift for the child or adult in your life that is receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. She currently has 225 more to go – get yours before she reaches 1000.
Religious items for Mom’s and babies (see the silicon rosaries and teethers). This site also has some amazing rosary bracelets, sacrifice bracelets, essential oil bracelets, and novena bracelets, which are all part of their gemstone collection. Click on the word – “Products” to see their items.
Thanks for supporting these Catholic small businesses. It is great to see so many people that love Our Lord and His Church and who are striving to use their talents and skills to proclaim His Name and support ministries that are close to their heart. +AMDG