One favorite Catholic tradition is lighting candles at church. Candles are reminders that Jesus is the Light of the World. In the Gospel of Luke, Simeon calls Jesus “a light of revelation to the Gentiles.” The cost for a 7-day vigil candle is $5. That stipend covers only the cost of the candle – the parish doesn’t make any profit from it. Please honor the requested stipend when you light a candle with a prayer request. Otherwise, the fund to purchase candles will come up short. Thank you.