I wasn’t sure if this was the right forum for this, but here goes my question…
I work in a parish office and found out that our priest is possibly implementing an electronic votive candle system and has started collecting donations for it. While normally I do not question my priest’s decisions on liturgical issues, I was wondering if it is liturgically sound to use electronic candles for votive candles.
Our parish will not be switching to all electronic candles to use during Mass, just for the votive candles. The reasoning I have heard is because of wax issues, etc.
If I remember correctly from a theology class I had last year, real candles (with a certain amount of beeswax) must be used for Mass. But I just wasn’t sure if that also applies to votive candles.
Thank you for your answers ahead of time. I greatly appreciate it.