Monday, June 29
The Paschal Candle
My fellow Parishioners,
The very tall, singular candle that is present in a Church is called the Paschal Candle.
The Paschal Candle is blessed at the Easter Vigil, and is lit at all Masses throughout the Great Fifty Days of the Easter Season.
Then through the rest of the year, it is lit and is present for every Baptism and every Funeral Mass.
The Paschal Candle reminds us that Jesus is the Light of the World, and Jesus, if we allow Him, walks with us on our journey of life and faith, from Baptism to Death.
At this point in our Liturgical Year, the Paschal Candle would only be lit for Baptisms and Funerals.
But because of the days in which we find ourselves, I have made the pastoral decision to keep the Paschal Candle in the altar area and to keep it lit for all Masses and for all Services that take place in the Church.
It is, and will be, a reminder for all of us that Jesus is with us, walks with us, and is lighting the way for us.
Thank you, Jesus!
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