Light a Candle - Remembering Loved Ones
"I am the resurrection and the life.
He who believes in me, even though he is dead, shall live;
and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die." (John 11:25)
Lighting of candles is a traditional way of honoring and remembering our deceased loved ones. A votive candle signifies literally that the lighting is done in fulfillment of a vow, from the Latin word, votum, although in most cases the intention is to give honor and to seek help from the saint before whose images the candle is lit and to pray for the dead.
Lighting a candle during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic is especially important. So many families have been affected. All of us know someone who has been touched by this disease. Tragically, some know people who have succumbed to this terrible disease.
Fr. Clements, Fr. Cruz, our students and staff invite you to share your prayer intentions for the living and the deceased and allow us to light a candle on your behalf. Our priests, students and staff members will light your candles as your requests are received, the candles will burn in the quiet of the Newman church, and the people important to you will be remembered in our prayers.
In the end this is a joyous opportunity for all of us to celebrate your loved ones by the simple act of lighting a candle here in our church. Finally, in lighting a candle we partake in the powerful life-giving force of Jesus’ words (John 8:12):
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Your Intentions and Your Support
Your prayer intentions are always welcome, as are your prayers and financial support for the ASU Catholic Newman Center.
Once you complete and submit the form below, you will have the opportunity to make a contribution to the Newman Center. Thank you in advance for your generosity, which is most appreciated in these exceptionally challenging times for our community.