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…

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Last year my high school junior took two courses through the Homeschool Connections and enjoyed them thoroughly!  They benefited our homeschool  so much that I recently became an affiliate. This year Homeschool Connections is offering students the opportunity to pay a $30 subscription fee to have access to all of the recorded courses and files for their homeschool.  As new classes end they will be added to the bank of recorded courses offered through subscription. 

Examples of the offerings include:
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  • Government: Democracy, Government, and Citizenship with Ed Rivet, M.P.A.
  • Theology: Christian Anthropology with Monica Ashour, M.T.S.
  • Science: Blood in Sickness and In Health with Kris Correira, P.A.
  • Economics: Principles of Economics and Catholic Perspective with David Harris, Ph. D.
  • Language: Latin I Summer Camp with Alecia Rolling, M.A.
I got an e-mail today that Father Mitch Pacwa Jesus's Journey to Jerusalem and  St. Luke's Gospel!  How fortunate to have access to such a great teacher at such a great price!
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