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Why Do We Light A Candle?

Jesus said: “I have come into the world so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.” 

Lighting A Candle Is A Prayer

When we have gone it stays alight, kindling in the hearts and minds of others, the prayer we have already offered; for the sick, the sad, the suffering, for those who have died, for the peace of the world and for ourselves and prayers of thankfulness too!

 Lighting A Candle Is A Parable

Christ’s light to others, it burns itself out.  Christ gave himself for others…he calls us to do the same

 Lighting A Candle Is A Symbol

Lighting a candle is a symbol of love and hope, of light and warmth…our world needs them all.

To reserve a sanctuary candle in memory or in honor of a loved one, please contact the rectory at (860) 583-1349 or email

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