Service of Light 2014

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Service of Light
When children are baptised, their parents take a light from the Pascal Candle as a sign of the faith that they are going to hand on to their children. It is also a sign of the help and support they are going to give their children as they try to live out the faith in their lives.

During the Service of Light, the children took this light from their parents. This is a sign that they are taking on the responsibility for their own faith and parents were asked to continue to help and support their children in taking on this responsibility.
Gospel of Matthew
You are a light for the whole world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. No-one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead he puts it on the lamp stand where it gives light for everyone in the house. In the same way your light must shine before people so that they will see the good things you do and praise your father in heaven.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Fr. Herlihy for giving of his time to prepare the children for the sacrament of Confirmation. The ceremony was steeped in poignant symbolism. It reinforced and consolidated the message of ‘passing on the faith’ to a new generation and made it very special for all in attendance. It is through ceremonies such as this that we are fed with knowledge and understanding of God.

Ref: http://www.seomraranga.com/2010/08/confirmation-service-of-light/#

 

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