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 12/28/2011 (p.m.)

  • Father V. had a wonderful homily for the children's mass this year.  Here is a part of it but head on over to Adam's Ale to read the rest.  When (and if) it gets posted over on the church web site, I'll link it here. 
    • Twas the night before Christmas
       And packed was the Mass.
       Not a creature was stirring?
       Not even a chance.

       The cars were all parked
       In imaginative places
       For in the small lots
       There were no more spaces

       And many a wife
       To her husband thus talked
       “We parked so far away
       We could have just walked”

       All the people were stuffed
       10 or 12 to a pew
       Perched 2 to a chair
       Such a crowd the Mass drew.

       Each grown up was fussing
       With some consternation
       Trying to follow
       The new Mass translation.
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