How to Write Confirmation Letter to Pastor
How To: Letter to the Pastor
It is customary in the dioceses across the globe for each Confirmation candidate to write a personal letter to their Bishop or their Pastor requesting the Sacrament of Confirmation. The purpose of this letter is to introduce yourself to the Bishop (or your Pastor) and to explain your Confirmation preparation experience as well as to assure him that you are asking for the sacrament freely.
At St. Peter Parish the candidates write the letter to their Pastor, Fr. Paul Nguyen. Below are some tips on writing this letter. Please read them carefully... And keep in mind that Fr. Paul will read your letter.
Writing Your Letter to the Pastor
- Address the letter “Dear Fr. Paul”
- Introduce yourself and request the sacrament for yourself. Indicate that this is your decision and that the sacrament is one that you want to receive.
- Describe how you have prepared for the sacrament, such as prayer, study, classes, service, receiving the other sacraments.
- Describe why you chose the Confirmation name that you did.
- Relate how you have accepted the responsibility of living a Christian life through service to God and to others. Also describe how you plan to make the gifts of the Holy Spirit you will receive at Confirmation a part of your life in the future.
- Conclude your letter and thank Fr. Paul.
- Sign your letter
Your letter must be submitted to Mr. Young by Sunday, October 4, 2009. THAT IS THIS COMING SUNDAY! Please bring your letter to class that night. All of the letters will be delivered together to Fr. Paul that week. If you prefer, you may drop the letter off EARLY at the Parish Offices (just make sure that you put it in an envelope addressed to Mr. Young), or you may mail it to Mr. Young (Mr. Jeff Young / St. Peter Parish / 125 East Nineteenth Ave. / Covington, LA 70433).
Things to remember when writing the letter:
- Please write legibly in ink or type it.
- Please use appropriate paper (not ripped out of a notebook or a scrap piece).
- Please sign and date it.
Remember... it is due by this Sunday, October 4, so please don't put this off!
God bless you!