Take all the purple candles out of their holders and lay them down around
the Christ candle. Cover the entire centrepiece with a black cloth.
Question: Why do we not even light the Christ candle this day?
Response: We light no candles today, not even the Christ candle,
to remind us that on this day Jesus was crucified, died
and was buried.
Pray: We are sad this day that we choose to silence You with violence.
Help us not to do this again. Amen.
NOTE: See the article, “Good Friday”, for ideas on how to share the story
of this day together as a family.