4 April 2015
Paschal Candles in grouped parishes
I would have put this on Fr Zed's blog if I knew how ... six parishes are grouped together and combining for one Vigil Mass in one of the six churches. How do the other five Paschal Candles get 'done'? A C of E document intelligently suggests that, while only one Candle may be blessed at the Vigil, representives of the other churches might, at the end of the Liturgy, bring up their candles to be lit from the flame of 'The' Paschal Candle, and then carry them in procession out of the church. Creates a link between ... etc. etc.. Not illegal, because it happens after the dismissal; 'extraliturgically'.