In order to better safeguard our church against fire danger and to beautify our Gathering Place, we are replacing the current votive candle stand with an automated electric candle system. The new candle system will be brought into the Gathering Place in time to observe the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 19. The candles very much resemble and have the scent of real candles and have been designed using a turquoise color to match the color of the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It is very important not to attempt to light these candles with a match or lighter. You will simply make whatever offering you wish to make and press the button to light the candle. The candle will remain lit for two hours, which is about 1/2 hour longer than a traditional candle would stay lit. There are controls in the system that prevent a candle from being turned off manually after it has been lit. We hope that you enjoy this beautiful new system.