January 21, 2011

Why Do We Light Candles?

Through an offering, you may have a candle lit as a way of entrusting your special intentions before the Lord.

The Catholic custom of lighting candles is rooted in Church teaching that Christ is the Light of the World. Candles serve as an outward sign of the light of faith burning in our hearts. They help us to draw into communion with the Living Christ. They are our silent sentinels lifting up our prayer intentions to the Lord for 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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