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…

Simple Woman


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Outside My Window

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My parish is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. They are selling this little ornament as a memento of the event. It's supposed to be a Christmas ornament, but I like it so much I'm using it as a suncatcher in my kitchen. It pictures the beautiful mosaic iconography of the last supper that is on the ball in our sanctuary.

I am thinking...
that I wish I could link you to the homily our pastor gave today at church. He brings up an excellent point regarding the sex scandal in the church. Many say that if priests were not required to be celibate, this sexual acting out would not have happened. But as one of Father V's readers pointed out, would you want one of your daughters to marry one of these perpetrators? Really? The truth is, these men (who were mostly homosexual anyway) were not bound to living a celibate lifestyle. They probably wouldn't have been able to keep their vows in marriage either.

I am thankful...
that CYO canceled the cross country meet today. We are getting the remnants of the hurricane and it is 58 degrees and wet. I am much happier to be indoors.

I am pondering...

how next week will work. Finally, ALL of the school year activities will be in full swing next week including PSR and piano lessons.

One of my Favorite Things...

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The end of summer flowers.

In the kitchen...
I asked Mr. Pete to pick up a ham or a turkey this week so that I can continue to minimize time in the kitchen!

I am wearing...
Black pants, green T-shirt, and gray cardigan

I am going...
From the Learning Rooms...
Miss C.
Five In A Row

This is the book we read last week.

And this is the cute little lighthouse craft they made to go with it!

Lighthouse craft

Next up is Daniel's Duck!

Preschool Books that I got during the Build Your Bundle Sale including 

Preschool Skills by Bonne Rose


A Photo to share
A very special picture my cousin sent to me - my great grandmother with her four daughters, including my Aunt Opal and Aunt Dot. 

A quote to share...
When people ask what it's like to be an only child, I say it depends on who your parents are. I was lucky. Brett Kavanaugh