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…

Saint Peter and Saint Paul

The feast of st. Peter and Paul...celebrated with gold fish crackers.

Today the church celebrates two great early saints- St. Peter and St. Paul the Apostles.

One of my favorite things to do on this feast day is to prepare a fish dinner in remembrance of St. Peter being a fisherman and of Christ's commandment to be fishers of men!

But on weeks when it is really busy and I don't have time to do that, I take my apostles bowl that I used for Pentecost and fill it with goldfish crackers which is also a big crowd pleaser. 

I have two suggestions for activities to do with kids today.

Shower of Roses has this wonderful lap book that she created about the papacy. She has links and details on how to make it. See also here. 

Also, Bible Pathway Adventures has Pauls' Journeys in a totally downloadable PDF workbook with maps, geography and bible study. I bought mine at the Build Your Bundle Sale a few weeks ago. On the site it's currently only $6.00. This is educational and fun too!