Blessed are the children

Holy halos!: Adam and Emily Benson display their First Holy Communion banners at St. Francis Cabrini Church on May 15 after receiving the blessed sacrament for the first time.


Holy Communion

Standing O offers congratulations to Emily Benson and Adam Benson on receiving the Blessed Sacrament at their First Holy Communion on May 15 at St. Francis Cabrini Church on Roosevelt Island.

The little angels are the children of our very own Alexis Benson, account executive at NY Parenting.

Emily, who is 10 years old and loves gymnastics and ice skating, is aspiring to be a veterinarian. Adam, 9, is a wizard at Minecraft and is looking forward to a career as a builder or architect — he’s also an ace on the lacrosse field.

“Watching my kids receive Communion for the first time was the proudest moment of being a mom,” said Alexis. “They looked so holy!”

Standing O agrees, welcomes the pair into the fold, and wishes them a lifetime of holy happiness.

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