A LETTER TO THE BISHOP
REQUESTING THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Each candidate is required to write a letter to the Bishop, stating your desire to be confirmed.
The letter is your own description of your personal faith journey so far. They are also a
reflection on both you and on St. John Paul II Parish, so please write what is in your heart and
take this endeavor seriously.
Here are some guidelines. These topics should be covered, in your own words and style.
All letters should be typed and you should check your spelling and grammar.
Begin your letter with the greeting – Your Excellency
BODY OF LETTER
Introduce yourself. Say something about your family, your education and
Request the sacrament. Give several reasons why you would like to be
Explain how you have prepared for the sacrament. It is important that you
tell about specific parts of your preparation: your prayer life, your
celebration of the other sacraments, your service hours, your sponsor’s
name and why you chose them and/or your saint’s name and why you
Tell what difficulties young people today face and how you will continue
to carry out your life of service to God and others through the power of the
Holy Spirit. Tell how you plan to make your Confirmation in the Faith
real and alive in your life.
Conclude the letter and include your complete signature
There is no “right” way to write this letter. Everyone’s will be different, as each of you have had
a different experience. Most importantly is should be your own work and a personal reflection
of your journey.
You should turn your letter into your Confirmation teacher or Mrs. Zagorski by February 22,
2015. You may also email your letter to Mrs. Zagorski at . She will be
delivering them to the bishop’s office in Providence.
Please contact Mrs. Zagorski at 401-723-9463, ext. 12 or via email at .