Candles at Confirmation

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: Our parish celebrated Confirmation this week,  It was a ceremony rather than a Mass. Should the altar candles have been lit?   Thanks.


A: The liturgical books don’t say, but the Ceremonial of Bishops says that the bishop and the other ministers, upon entering in procession, reverence the altar before going to their places.

If it were me, I’d light the altar candles before the ceremony.