First Communion Letter I arrived at the church office to find a pile of letters from the second graders whose first confessions I heard last week. Here’s one: Dear Father Longenecker, Thank you for helping me in first confession. You fill my heart with joy. God bless you. Amen. Love, Joey. The feeling’s mutual Joey. PatheosDwight2009-04-04T21:49:00-04:00April 4th, 2009|Categories: Patheos|3 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Exorcism and the Snakes of St Patrick March 17th, 2021 | 1 Comment The Chair of Peter: Furniture Matters… February 24th, 2021 Eliot’s Ash Wednesday February 17th, 2021 The Day I Met Mother Teresa September 5th, 2020 | 7 Comments Explaining Transubstantiation July 28th, 2020 | 0 Comments 3 Comments Rachel Gray April 5, 2009 at 11:46 amLog in to Reply Oh my goodness. What a great letter! SLEAK April 5, 2009 at 4:56 pmLog in to Reply Absolutely precious Josh Miller April 5, 2009 at 4:59 pmLog in to Reply I love these letters as a seminarian. Every now and again, I receive a stack from a Religious Education class. They always make my day, but I’m not as great at responding to them as I should be.The best one I ever received went something like:”What is the seminary like? Are you studying to be a diekon? Are you mis-bee-haiving?”Always, little guy. Always. Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.