Rosary -The Rosary is a traditional First Communion gift and comes in many styles. Special "First Communion Rosaries" feature symbols of the Eucharist, such as the chalice.
Children's Bible - Some Catholic Bibles are made especially for children. Children's Bibles generally contain pictures and other features that make them more accessible for kids. Some versions even include the whole Bible in language that is easy for children to understand.
Children's Missal - These children's guides to the Mass generally include pictures and prayers of the Mass. Some are specially designed as "First Communion Missals."
A cross or other religious images to display in the child's room - Crosses, statues, and other religious symbols can serve as concrete reminders of our Catholic faith.
Medals, scapulars, or religious jewelry - A necklace with a medal of the child's patron saint, a scapular (the brown scapular is a traditional First Communion item), or other religious jewelry can enable a child to carry a symbol of the Faith into his or her everyday life. These items are available at most Catholic bookstores.
Please consider supporting our local Catholic gift stores when purchasing religious gifts for your family and friends.
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish hosts a gift shop in the Gathering Space of the church. The store is open after each Sunday Mass.
St. Mary's of the Annunciation Parish in Bristol also houses a gift store called Love and Blessings.
Below are some helpful links to Catholic Gift Supply Companies: