Why light a Candle in the Church?

The lighting of candles have always played an important role in the Catholic Church. The symbolism of light has long been used in religious practice, as well as the general usage of candles. In the Catholic Church, light has always had a special significance because it represents Christ. We know that Jesus called himself the light of the world. With this in mind, we understand, during the Sacrament of Baptism, the priest presents a candle, which is lit from the Paschal candle, and tells the newly baptized to receive the light of Christ. And at the Easter Vigil, the Paschal candle is blessed and lit as a sign of the risen light of Christ. It cannot be put out, and shines into the world as a symbol of hope and love. In our churches today, we light candles before a statue or sacred image of our lord, our Blessed Mother or a saint. The light signifies our prayer, which is offered in faith, entering the light of God. It also shows reverence and our desire to remain present in prayer even as we continue on our day. We also light candles to show our solidarity with a person, or issue, the prayer is being made on behalf of.

Recommended donation per small votive candle is $2.00 or more. Please use cash in the slot or use our QR code on the candle stand. We trust your honesty. God Bless you and your loved ones!

Larger candles can be purchased in the Parish Office