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…

My Christmas Musicians.

Izzy's first piano performance
Starting out the music ministry early! Izzy plays for the first time in public at the local nursing home.


Santa Noah giving the gift of Music. Interestingly there was a woman there with a form of Tourette's Syndrome who could not quit singing. She sang all the time but when the music started she sang with it in perfect pitch!

Noah, Sam and Mrs. Porter

Noah and Sam's Duet with their Music Teacher turning the page.

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Noah and Izzy singing for Christmas Eve Mass.
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Mass is Over.

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Happy Mass is over and they did a good job!

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The church decorated for Christmas.

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