This month's gift for the First Holy Communion candidates is a white candle.
We often light candles when something special is going to happen. Children especially love candles and know they signify something important. You might already have a candle that you light at home for special occasions. When we light a candle before praying or reading a bible story, we remember that God is here with our family and his word is a light for us.
You can collect a candle for your child this week during the parents’ sessions. It is recommended that you use a candle holder with your candle and that matches etc are kept in a covered box, accessible only to the adult. Lighting a candle and praying together only takes a few moments, but it can often be a really special time. A time of calm and peace in our busy family lives.