Have a fun, safe 4th of July Weekend.

A pig waving the US flag to celebrate the fourth of july

The Pig says to celebrate responsibly.

Bob

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Do you know the seven sacraments?

Have you celebrated any?

How many does a person usually experience in normal life?

At Poly Graphics we have religious invitations available for 5 out of these 7 sacraments:

1. Baptism / Christening
2. Eucharist / Communion
3. Reconciliation / Confession
4. Confirmation
5. Marriage
6. Holy Orders / Ordination
7. Anointing of the Sick

Baptism Invitation with Flowers and Butterflies

Usually Baptism is performed on young children just a few weeks old. This is the child’s first sign that the Christian is a Child of God. Celebrate Baptism with your choice of our wonderful Baptism Invitations.

First Communion Invitation with watercolor chalice and grapes

The first time a child of 7 or 8 years old receives the Eucharist is cause for celebration – their First Communion. I’ve written here before about First Communion. Poly Graphics has a great selection of First Communion Invitations.

Confession is also known as Penance or Reconciliation. There are several steps involved in confession – sorrow for sins, confession and absolution by a priest, then penance, restitution and celebration. Confession is a wonderful thing for an individual, but not celebrated with a group. We don’t have any reconciliation invitations, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t design one for you if you’d like to have a reconciliation celebration.

Confirmation Invitation with stained glass dove

Confirmation is celebrated by children when they are about 13 years of age. It is a sacrament of mature Christian commitment that confirms the baptism of an individual. Poly Graphics has created a nice selection of Confirmation Invitations that are available for your celebration.

reheasal Dinner Invitation with Red Rose and Rings

Marriage, of course, is the union of a man and woman. The sacrament of marriage grants grace to grow into a union of heart and soul and provides strength and assurance for the couple and their children. Marriage is a public sign of  total commitment. We’ve got formal wedding invitations, fun wedding invitations, along with shower invitations, save the date cards, and rehearsal dinner invitations.

Holy Orders, or Ordination is a celebration of a priest being ordained by vows to lead other Christians by proclaiming the Gospel, and providing the Eucharist and other sacraments. Although Poly Graphics has never created an invitation for Holy Orders, there is nothing stopping us if you’d like us to create one for you. Any of the invitations available on PolyGraphics.com can be changed to fit an Ordination celebration (although some may not be appropriate). All wording, graphics, and colors will be changed to satisfy your tastes.

Anointing of the Sick is not a celebration occasion. Usually given to seriously ill Catholics, this sacrament was formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction. This  is a ritual of anointing the forehead and hands with blessed oil. Anointing of the Sick is appropriate for physical, mental and spiritual sickness. Although we have created sympathy cards, the best we can do for an ill Christian is to pray.

Most Catholics take part in 4, 5 or 6 of the seven sacraments. Only priests and other clergy participate in Holy Orders and they do not usually marry. Anointing of the Sick does not always occur before a Christian meets God in heaven.

I hope you learned something about the seven sacraments. I sure did when I was doing research for this post!

Bob

P.S. Most of the sacraments are excellent reasons to celebrate. We’d love to help you invite your guests to your party.

Are you planning a memorable First Communion Celebration for your child?

A First Holy Communion is an important part of a child’s life – for the first time they can acknowledge God’s work in their life, embrace their faith, and fully participate in the Catholic Mass. It is a joyous occasion and one that should be celebrated with family and friends.

A First Holy Communion Invitation with a Cross and Daisies

What better way to celebrate than to plan a party after your child’s First Holy Communion Service?

Make sure you start your celebration with a great invitation. At least 3 weeks before your First Communion (or longer if you have family traveling long distances), send out your First Holy Communion Invitations.

Yellow Chalice and Host First Holy Communion Invitation

Don’t forget to include the 4  W’s and response information on your invitation:

  • Who (your child or children)
  • What (First Communion)
  • When (date and time)
  • Where (location of church, and location of party afterwards)
  • RSVP (your phone number and/or email address that your guests will use to say they are coming to your celebration)

Pink Watermark Cross Irish First Holy Communion Invitation

Enjoy planning your meal, and remember to have Uncle Mike’s favorite beverage available!

Bob

P.S. These First Holy Communion Invitations and many more are available at PolyGraphics.com

P.S.S. Matching thank you notes are available for all the 1st Holy Communion Invitations at Poly Graphics.

Have you scoured the internet for an invitation for your special celebration and can’t find one?

Can you describe what you want so that we can try to create one for you at a reasonable cost?

Poly Graphics is listening. Give us your invitation ideas here.

If your party is so unique that we don’t think we will ever sell the design again, we will charge a design fee. But – if we think others may be interesting in buying invitations with the design you are thinking about, no design charge is added – we will sell you your invitations at our regular great prices.

We can usually go from idea to completed design in less than 2 weeks – sometimes quicker. So be sure to give us some lead time so that you can send your unique, custom designed invitations out early.

We’re here for you,

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