Easter Vigil and candles

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: In #55 of the RM is the rubric for the assembly standing with lighted candles to renew the promises of baptismal faith “unless this has already been done together with those to be baptized (cn. no. 49).”

#49 states “the celebrant asked for and receives the renewal of baptismal promises of all present”. Does that mean that the assembly has lighted candles as in 55 or not?


A: Yes, the assembly holds lighted candles if you use the option of everyone renewing promises in 49.

Here’s a previous blog post related to this: https://paulturner.org/easter-vigil-question-on-49-and-55/