4. Why do Catholics light candles during Mass?
A lighted candle is a symbol of the Risen Christ who is present at Mass. “I am the light of the world: he that follows me walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life”. (John 8:12). It reminds us of our duty to bring Christ to others: “So let your light shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father who is in heaven”. (Matt 5:16).