Today, as in many dioceses across the country, is Reconciliation Monday. The Catholic Church makes a push for all to attend the Sacrament of Reconciliation, otherwise known as the Sacrament of Penance, still otherwise known as Confession. Church are open from three P.M. to nine P.M. with priests manning confessionals.
Matthew is making his first Communion in a couple of weeks. He’s already gone to the Sacrament of Penance a twice in the past few months. Actually I found that kind of odd. When I was a kid the Sacrament of Penance was just a few days before first Communion. Matthew had his first confession at the beginning of January, and his first communion will be on May 6th. I think it’s a good idea how they do it now.
So given his first communion is less than a month away, Matthew’s school encouraged them to go to confession today, Reconciliation Monday, and to bring along their parents. So when I got home, and on our way to Grandma’s house for Passover Seder, we stopped at the church and we both went through confession. Our confessionals have a glass door from the outside, and I could see Matthew kneeling before the confessional and he was speaking a little too loud so I could almost hear what he was saying. He was so adorable. He’s the joy of my heart.