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 Daily Domestic Clips 08/31/2011 (p.m.)

  • tags: Catholic homeschooling

  • Some funny comments about the mass when it changed back in 1970!

    tags: Catholic Mass

    • On the way home from Church on that first Sunday of Advent, 1970, I joined my  parents’ grumbling chorus:


      “Why does the Creed say, ‘We believe” instead of “I believe’? How do I  know what the guy sitting behind me really believes?  I want to speak for  myself.” (That was Dad.)


      “They’ve taken all the poetry out of the mass. It was a more elevated type of  language before. This sounds like a third grade reader.” (That was Mom.)


      “And now it just says plain ‘Church’ instead of ‘holy Church’ during the  Offertory. Like the Church isn’t holy anymore?” (that was 11-year-old me chiming  in, proud to be part one of the Grumbling Grownups.)

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