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
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.
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 luminaria bag with its flickering flameless candle will represent the light of a departed loved one and will include the name of your loved one printed on the bag.
All proceeds from the purchase of the luminarias will benefit Catholic Charities Fort Wayne-South Bend.
Details to come.