Yesterday, Haylee received her 1st Penance (reconciliation)...she was very anxious but did great. Very proud of her!!
I wasn't thrilled with how St. Anthony's held the ceremony -- they had 3 priests up on the alter, and THAT is where your child 'confessed' their sins...no privacy what-so-ever here...OMG I was mortified! Who does that?? What happened to PRIVACY people! There she sat, front and center up on the alter, face to face with a priest, while a long line of children and parents waited for their turn, as if waiting to see Santa or something...there they stood, steps away...standing there, starring at them while they spilled their most deepest regrets. I was not happy about this set up at all. Talk about feeling the pressure!! Why weren't they in the private booths?? You can bet your bottom dollar I'm voicing my opinion on this poor choice.