Last year Fr. James announced a special Mass to honor families “touched by adoption” to be hosted by St. Louis. My ears perked up as we are such a family. Our third daughter is adopted. I wondered if she might come.
This year’s candle is specific to our church, our community, and will accompany us throughout the liturgical year. It will be lit at every baptism and every funeral. The 2017 Paschal candle was lit in the celebration of 171 baptisms. This year it was even more personal as we were a part of that staggering statistic.