Receiving a candle

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

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.

Because the candidates have been baptized, they would appropriately hold lighted candles for the renewal of promises, together with everyone else.