He wasn't convinced though until after the next evening novena service. It included Reconciliation Services. Our church had 6 different priests and my son went to one priest and I another.
On our way home, he asked what penance I was given and I said "my priest instructed me to pray a rosary for those who will be lonely this Christmas Season and have no one to pray for them."
He was shocked and said "I was told to pray 2 Hail Mary's for my sins."
After a minute or two, he then said, "Gosh Mom, what did you confess that you had to pray a full rosary?"
I guess in my son's eyes, my status as a saint has diminished!