[quote="Heavens_Flowers, post:4, topic:184435"]
When I baptized my oldest child, the god parents told us the candle was to be used for baptism, confirmation, there wedding, and funeral ceremony....so I now have three baptism candles(one for each) so that they can use the same candle. I also teach CCD and I would suggest to the catechisist to bring her own candles for lesson, I don't know if I to would be comfortable with asking students to bring something so precious and fragile to school.( The candle lit the way to Christ at there baptism)
I agree, except the candle is part of the actual rite only for baptism
also I am not going to take a class of 2nd graders (or 7th graders, even worse) to church and start letting them doing anything involving candles.
the trouble is if you ask the kids to bring their baptismal candles, the parents will think they have to go out and buy one, and they are hideously expensive, the big decorated ones, and at least down here, that is what parents would buy
better bet is to suggest in a letter to parents that IF they still have the child's baptismal candle they can light in on special occasions, holy days, birthday, baptismal anniversary etc., or have a craft to make "candles"