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…

Sunday Snippets- A Catholic Carnival - Confirmation Retreat 2010

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My parish does a very good job of "events!" Our first ever parish-sponsored retreat for our 8th grade confirmation candidates was no different. It was held this past Friday and Saturday evening and included mass, confession, lots of praise and worship and some breakout sessions to help them prepare for their confirmation this week. I was able to snap a few pictures and hopefully will have some more to add if they're sent to me by another photographer. But I think it's clear the kids got into the praise and worship session and had a great time!

My boys Sam ( on guitar) and Gabe (on drums) were awesome - if I do say so myself!

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