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…

Preparing for Pentecost

The Feast of Pentecost is upon us this Sunday! A time to celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit to the church.

In my home, I put the lacy tablecloth of Easter away and bring back the red!

Buy a clear bowl at the craft store, fill it with water and floating candles.  This is a picture of the first bowl I purchased - note the curved sides - that turned out to be a really bad idea as the heat from the candles cracked it during dinner and water went everywhere!

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Then we searched holy cards and the internet to make sure each one of the apostles was accounted for, as well as Mary.

We trimmed them and glued them to the glass bowl and then went over the entire thing with Mod Podge!
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Straight sided bowel worked much better!
Here are the saints with the water and the candles.
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The idea is that the floating candles are like the tongues of fire that hung over the apostles head at Pentecost.
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Some other ideas!
Pentecost coloring pages
Pentecost cake idea
Fruits of the spirit - fruit salad!  With the 7 fruits of course! One for each gift of the holy spirit.
Catholic icing pentecost craft ideas

Follow Elena LaVictoire's board Pentecost on Pinterest.

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