Tonight between 7 and 8 o'clock, the beautiful glow coming from St. Ignatius Church was not only from the lights a switch turned on but also from the faces of our 2nd graders as they received the Sacrament of Penance for the very first time! Boys and girls, I couldn't have been more proud of you as you very reverently lined up to your chosen Confessor and each took your turn receiving the forgiving gift of God's love! I could see the excitement in your faces and it was very evident in your body language! The joy I saw in your faces as you carried the Penance remembrance Mrs. DiTommaso handed you as you prepared to leave warmed my heart! God bless each of you and may you always feel as you did tonight each and every time you receive God's healing grace!