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Posted on 06/20/2007 3:48:13 PM PDT by sitetest
We have some friends whose son will be confirmed next month. He's a great kid. He'd like us to attend the confirmation, but it's invitation-only, and tickets are limited. His mom is trying to get extra tickets for us. We'd love to go.
I've been asked a question by the mom about something the young man wishes to do. He'd like to ask the bishop, his parish priest, and his sponsor to autograph the Bible that he received as part of his confirmation preparation classes. His mother is concerned about the propriety of this, especially that the bishop might object.
I kinda thought it was a very nice idea.
Any thoughts from you guys?
Don’t call it an autograph, just ask them to dedicate it by signing inside. Doesn’t hurt to ask.
JMO, I don’t think it would hurt anything. If in doubt, call the chancery and ask someone.
I would ask the Pastor in advance. I’d also say that it was to remember the great honor of this day (and not an autograph).
My cousin, a priest, has a missal with the names of every wedding and baptism he has performed over his 38 years. This is not a frivolous request; even priests (and Bishops) take great pleasure in this and look back on these things fondly.
In that he’s asking his sponsor, his aunt, to also sign, of course the request really isn’t in the nature of seeking autographs, but, as you suggest, to remember the great honor of the day.
Doesn’t sound like that much of good manners. I can understand the parish priest and the Confirmation teacher. But, beyond that????????
I have never heard of invitation only Confirmations, is this common in some large Dioceses?
“it’s invitation-only, and tickets are limited.”
Where is this?
Nothing wrong with that at all!
Forgot, if his Bible hasn’t already been blessed, he should ask either the Bishop or the pastor to bless it.
My understanding is that it’s a large confirmation class. The church only seats about 750 folks.
Thanks! Great idea!
It’s not his confirmation teacher but rather his sponsor.
Why would it be poor manners to ask one’s confirming bishop to sign one’s confirmation Bible?
My son was confirmed this past spring. He asked the Bishop to sign his Bible. The Bishop was happy and honored to do so.
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