Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

Blessed Imelda, St. Anthony the Hermit at the All Saints Day Mass

Originally uploaded by elliemom.

Izzy and Noah sang in the choir for the All Saints Day Mass in their costumes. Earlier in the day they had a chance to tell about their saints at their Jr. Legion of Mary meeting! Noah tried to keep a vow of silence. He did pretty good but it wasn't as easy as he thought it would be.

Rosie wore her Halloween sweat shirt because she can say "punkin" and "star" and "moon" and those were all on her shirt. When you're two years old, that's reason enough!