Veneration of the Cross 2017
More Triduum Pictures 2017

New Fire for Easter Vigil Paschal Candle Lighting

This year we decided to go back to Christian roots for the building of the "new fire" - flint and steel and cotton soaked with last year's Holy Oils to start. One of our  helpful Boy Scouts loaned his fire starting skills.

FireWe built the fire at dusk so that the fire would be burning as people arrived for the Easter Vigil Liturgy. 


We begin by blessing the new fire.


Lighting the Paschal Candle

Processing the Easter Candle into the Church

Vigil LightsAltar Servers spread the Light of Christ to the congregation.