Reusing a pascal candle

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  From a fiscal standpoint – could it be appropriate for a parish who might not have a strong financial foundation to reuse a pascal candle if the candle is large enough to be used for an entire year? If they could remove the year and replace in a fashion that would damage or destroy the integrity of the candle?

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A:  There’s more integrity in getting a new candle. Remember that a parish does not have to purchase an expensive candle with decoration on it. The carving of the candle can be its decoration.