Photograph of first communion procession, Hamilton, ON, May 16, 1937 - solo in inglese

Black and white photograph of first communion procession, of children from St Anthony of Padua Church, on Clinton Street, Hamilton, ON, May 16, 1937.

The Holy Communion is one of the seven sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church. In the Italian immigrant tradition, it is celebrated as a rite of passage, and often is an occassion for a large gathering of extended family and friends.