Ivy’s First Confession

Posted on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Ivy had her First Confession last week on Tuesday morning. We went to a priest who is a family friend of ours because Ivy was pretty nervous about it. I asked her if she would feel comfortable with Father Samuel and she very emphatically said, “YES!” He comes from a family of 8, and has tons of nieces and nephews, whom he has babysat on numerous occasions, including one of his 2 week old baby nephews. So he has a certain ease with kids and is able to talk to them on their level, which means that anytime he comes over for dinner he ends up holding the girls’ baby dolls at their request, or sipping tea out of a miniature tea cup. I have pictures of this but for the sake of his dignity I won’t post them. :)


Can you see them there in the glass door chapel? Here is a slightly closer shot.


It went well, she did her penance there in the church right away and seemed to feel better once she had finished. She still insists that she only wants to go to confession to Fr. Samuel, but I’m trying to explain to her that when you are sick you go to the nearest doctor to be treated. He got moved to a different parish, so we had to drive 30 minutes to get there. Next time, we are going to the closest parish for sure.

I’m looking forward to her making her First Holy Communion and being able to fully receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Plans are in full swing and we are trying to find a pretty dress for her to wear and a place to hold a reception. I only have a month left (maybe less if I have the baby early!), so I think I had better press forward with the planning as quickly as possible!

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14 Responses to “Ivy’s First Confession”

  1. Laura says:

    That is too cute and I’m so glad you got a picture :) … I’m so bummed out that we won’t be able to make it to her First Holy Communion. I realize you will have a brand new baby by then BUT I expect a full post on that blessed event ASAP!!!

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