Come to witness a sign of hope – the Bethlehem Peace Light!
Each year in late November, a child from Austria lights a lantern from the continuously burning candle in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, the site of Jesus birth. This flame is then flown across the world and its light spreads to the corners of the world.
The Peace Light will be blessed and installed at Saint Pius X on Tuesday, December 21 following the 6pm mass. All are welcome to join at this mass, which usually takes about 30 minutes. If you wish to join for the Peace Light Ceremony but not the mass, please congregate in the Parish Life Center near the Baptistry between 6:15-6:20pm. If you are a Scout, please wear your Class A uniform. The light will be passed using taper candles to all in attendance. Should you have a lantern or other safe way to transport a flame, you’re welcome to take the flame home with you. The Ceremony will be brief, but meaningful. St. Pius X will then maintain the flame on display throughout the season.