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Old Apr 19, '05, 12:41 pm
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Question I need help chosing an appropriate confirmation gift for a boy

The boy is my husbands' cousin, and we don't see him often. I don't want to just write a check and I am going to get him a book about Pope John Paul II, but that is only $5. What elese would really show that we care about him and his spiritual journey?.

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Old Apr 19, '05, 1:35 pm
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Default Re: I need help chosing an appropriate confirmation gift for a boy

It was traditional in my day (confirmed in 1963) to give boys an adult (i.e. full size) rosary with red beads and the Sacred Heart as the "centerpiece"(?). Girls got blue with the BVM as "centerpiece". We also got our big (i.e. adult St. Joseph) missals but that was a long time ago. I still have both so I guess the best thing would be to get him something of a religious nature that he will remember in the future.
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Old Apr 19, '05, 1:39 pm
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A copy of "Letters to a Young Catholic" by George Weigel (sp?) - I cannot reccomend that book enough for Catholics of all ages!
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Old Apr 19, '05, 2:03 pm
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Last year my husband was the sponser for a lad from our parish. We gave him a t-shirt that said "confirmed" and had the seven gifts of the Holy spirit on it. It was pretty cool looking, and no one else gave him one. I guess he wore it to school, and several of his chums wanted to know where he got it. I understand the DRE asked about it too, as a possible "gift" for all the candidates from this year's class.
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Old Apr 19, '05, 2:05 pm
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My cousin Joey just made his confirmation last week and my father was his sponsor. He gave him at statue of Joseph, two prayer cards to Joseph and a medal. He also wrote him a letter about his faith and how Joseph plays a key role. I do not know that he would read a book, but that is more his personality. He really liked the gift my dad gave him.

Maybe you could find out which name he is taking and do something similar. In my cousin's case he took his given name of Joseph.

Similarly, I was his sisters confirmation sponsor and she took the name Mary
Magdalene. I gave her a prayer card on Mary

Magdalene and a beautiful crucifix. In her thank you letter she gave me a cross for my car with a prayer that she had blessed by her priest. They have such a wonderfully spiritual family.


I think a spiritually enriching gift is much better than money anyday! The book about the Pope sounds live a great start.
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Old Apr 19, '05, 10:21 pm
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having been asked this question dozens of times (maybe hundreds) while managing christian bookstores, i can tell you that a VERY popular gift for such an occasion is a Bible with the person's name engraved on the cover, along with the date.
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I baught my cousin a visor clip that said "don't drive faster than your guardian angel can drive" and had a priest bless it for a teen driver here confirmation is in grade 10, so my cousin was 16...I don't know if your confirmante is in grade 8 or 10 but my cousin still has the clip and its been more than three years
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My preference for a gift is a copy of the Ignatius Bible and a custom rosary with the person's patron saint as the centerpiece.
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I would look for a small statue of or a book about his patron saint. Or perhaps a medal.
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He chose the name John, but I don't know who his patron saint is.

Thanks for the help...please keep the ideas coming.
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The boy is my husbands' cousin, and we don't see him often. I don't want to just write a check and I am going to get him a book about Pope John Paul II, but that is only $5. What elese would really show that we care about him and his spiritual journey?.

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VHS tapes about the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Fr. Corapi...

the greatest gift you could ever give this child and his parents will benefit too!
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Thanks...I really enjoy listening to Fr. Corapi so he might too...good idea!, how long does it take to get?
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Thanks...I really enjoy listening to Fr. Corapi so he might too...good idea!, how long does it take to get?
maybe 10 days... but you can pay for the quicker delivery... the entire set is about 300, but i promise you as i said earlier... worth every penny.... just start small, get one tape.. about 20 bucks... they will hunger for more...
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Thanks LR,


I appreciate all you help.
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He chose the name John, but I don't know who his patron saint is.

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Ask him which john, there are about 30
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