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 Domestic Church Daily Clips 05/20/2010

  • I got married at 20. Mr. Pete's grandparents were married at 16 and were married 60 years! I personally think that when you get married young you can grow up together and have a lot more things in common. We will celebrate 31 years together in August, God willing. I wouldn't change a thing!

    tags: marriage

    • A couple generations now have had drilled into their heads that getting married too young is bad, bad, bad. It’s bad for you, bad for your spouse, bad for your kids, bad for society. You’ll probably end up divorced or, if not that, at least miserable. Plus you won’t get to do all the fun things your friends who didn’t get married are out doing.
  • A disappointing action by the leadership of the Knights of Columbus - of course since they are just taking their cue from the bishops I guess their inability to act is logical - I guess.

    tags: abortion, currentevents, kofc

  • so long, farewell, don't let the screen door...

    tags: currentevents, politics

    • He was one of only three Republicans to vote for Obama’s stimulus bill in early 2009, and shortly thereafter — after heavy entreaties from Biden — Specter made the party switch, effectively acknowledging the difficulty of holding onto his Senate seat in a state that has been trending Democratic in recent elections.

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