An Evening of Heavenly Lights

Memorial Prayer Service, Tree Lighting
and Blessing of Luminarias

The diocese will not be sponsoring an Evening of Heavenly Lights in 2022.

2020 Evening of Heavenly Lights

Livestream Recording

For those who would like to pray for and remember their loved ones again, the live stream recording from 2020 is available for viewing.

Remember your loved ones in prayer

Bishop Rhoades will lead us in prayer at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception as we come together to celebrate the lives of our departed loved ones during this Advent season and prepare our hearts for Jesus’ coming as the Light of the World.

Choral music

Prayer and Scripture reading

Reflection by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Lighting of the Christmas Tree and Blessing of the Luminarias
A lighted tree will remain up inside the Cathedral during the Advent and holiday season for individuals to visit and pray for their loved ones.

Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.

Remember your loved one with a Luminaria

Luminaria purchases are now closed.

Just as tradition has it that luminarias lit the way for Mary and Joseph in their search for lodging in Bethlehem, so too will luminarias light the walkway in the Cathedral Plaza during the service. Each lumina