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Lighting candles for bereaved families Print E-mail
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Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 -- 1:00 AM

MADISON/EVANSVILLE -- Joining memorial services around the world on Sunday, Dec. 13, people in Madison and Evansville will hold candle lighting services in conjunction with the Compassionate Friends, an international self-help support organization for families grieving the death of a child.

The Madison service will be held 6 p.m. at St. Peter Church, 5001 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, and will also feature music, poems, and a photo presentation of children remembered.

A service of remembrance for people of all faiths to remember, honor, and celebrate their loved ones who have died will be held on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., at St. Paul Catholic Church, 39 Garfield Ave., Evansville. Refreshments and fellowship will follow in the lower level.

Internationally, candles are first lit at 7 p.m. just west of the International Date Line. As candles burn down in one time zone, they are lit in the next, creating a virtual 24-hour wave of light as the observance continues around the world.

For more information on the Madison service, contact Sharon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 608-835-7493.

 
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