Q: If, at the Easter Vigil, there will be no baptism, but there will be the reception of someone into the Church, followed by confirmations, when does the new Catholic receive a candle?
I’m understanding that the entire congregation has lighted candles during the Q&A profession of faith, but the person to be received recites the special formula of faith after that, to formally enter the Church. Is that when they would be given a candle? Confirmation would follow after that.
A: There’s no rule on this because the liturgical books never envision reception at the Easter Vigil, even though it is quite common.