The Sacrament of Confirmation is a celebration for Christians to further their faith and belief in the Holy Spirit. It is an extension of the promises in faith made during Baptism. The Confirmation candidate chooses a sponsor to stand with her during her journey in faith. One part of the candidate's preparation is for the sponsor to write a Confirmation letter to the candidate.
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Address the letter informally to the Confirmation candidate. The candidate is likely to be a relative or close friend and an informal salutation is acceptable.
Begin the letter with your intent, describing your reasons for sending the Confirmation candidate the letter. The reason for the sponsor letter is to share your thoughts on what you think faith is with the candidate.
Write about your personal experiences of how God touches your life through your faith. Describe in terms a young man or woman can understand, as though you are having a personal conversation with him.
Describe how you plan to be there for the candidate in terms of his spirituality. Suggest making an ongoing plan to attend church together.
Close the letter telling your candidate how proud you are of him and this important step in his faith journey through Confirmation. Thank him for the honour of choosing you as his sponsor.
Tips and warnings
- The Confirmation sponsor letter is an informal correspondence the candidate will receive during her preparation for the sacrament. Try to make it as personal as possible so the candidate feels he has an open line of communication with you.
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