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Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Services – Countries Outside the United States

IMPORTANT: If you attempt to submit your candle lighting service and we do not contact you or your service is not listed within 48 hours, please contact Joan@compassionatefriends.org.

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Countries Outside of the United States: Australia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Germany, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Slovakia

Australia

Mandurah

The Compassionate Friends Mandurah Inc.

Date & Time:
December 13, 2020 - 7:00 PM
Location:

Church of the Way,
Steerforth Drive, Coodanup, WA

Highlights:

with readings selected and presented by bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings

Bring:

small framed photographs of loved ones to go on altar
and a plate of food for a shared supper after the service.

Special Events (before):

candles will be given as you arrive. when the TCF President reads out your family name you can then bring up your candle to place on the table in front .

Special Events (after):

supper and socialising after service

Contact:
Margaret (Margot) McAllister
Telephone:
0427777810
Email:
mmcallister7@westnet.com.au
Additional:

although most attendees are bereaved parents, we welcome anyone who wishes to attend in memory of other loved ones.

Canada

Sherwood Park (Strathcona County and Greater Edmonton Region)

Annual Candle Light Memorial Service ~ The Virtual Edition – Strathcona County and Greater Edmonton Region – Canada

Date & Time:
December 13, 2020 - 7:00 PM (please sign in by 6:45 PM)
Location:

This year, our Annual Candle Light Memorial Service will be held online by our Zoom Link for 2020.

Highlights:

We will share The Credo, readings, music, lighting of the candles, reading of our children’s names, placing their ornaments on our tree, slide show of all our childrens names and an ending, with an invitation to post photos of their children and their candles on our Facebook page.

Bring:

A candle and lighter.

Special Events (before):

None at this time.

Special Events (after):

Invitation to post photos of our children and our candles on our Facebook page.

Contact:
Cheryl Salter-Roberts
Email:
briarpatchkids@hotmail.com
Additional:

Participants need to pre-register so that we can add their child’s name to the slideshow and to the reading of the names. To pre-register, email us at briarpatchkids@hotmail.com. The Zoom Link will then be sent out to all participants. Please sign in by 6:45 pm so we’re set to go for 7:00 pm.

Chile

Costa Rica

Playa Potrero, Guanacaste

Lost Light Child Loss Costa Rica

Date & Time:
December 13, 2020 - 6:30 PM
Location:

On the beach in front of the Costa Rica Sailing Center

Highlights:

We will meet to share our children’s memories and light candles in their honor

Bring:

Bring a candle and picture of your child if you want.

Contact:
Dana Monticello
Telephone:
506-8516-9159
Email:
sprtfilled@gmail.com

Germany

Honduras

San Pedro Sula

Melanie Gissell Foundation

Date & Time:
December 13, 2020 - 6:30 PM
Location:

San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras, C.A.

Highlights:

Iniciaremos el programa dando la bienvenida y una pequeña reseña de la razón por la que participamos en la actividad. Presentación musical con música alusiva al evento, unos minutos antes de las 7:00 p.m. iniciaremos con la lectura de los nombres de los seres queridos que se han ido demasiado pronto, 7:00p.m. encenderemos las velas y tendremos animación musical para acompañar la ceremonia.

Bring:

Los asistentes tendrá una vela una fotografía de su ser querido donde sea que se encuentren ya que el evento será virtual.

Special Events (before):

Participación musical de artistas locales

Special Events (after):

Palabras de cierre por los fundadores de Melanie Gissell Foundation

Contact:
Matilde Torres
Telephone:
504 99788957
Email:
melaniegissellfoundation@gmail.com

Mexico

CDMX

Fundacion Patricio Consentido AC

Date & Time:
December 13, 2020 - 6:30 PM
Location:

CDMX

Highlights:

Los fundadores y la Tanatóloga darán unas palabras, habrá una pequeña meditación y escucharemos los nombres de todos los bebés, niños y jóvenes que se honran en el Espacio Memorial Patricio.

Contact:
REBECA DIAZ Y/O BLOSSOM MARTINEZ
Telephone:
55 66986785
Email:
info@patricioconsentido.org
Additional:

Con la intención de respetar la contingencia sanitaria del COVID-19, únicamente los organizadores asistiremos de manera presencial al Memorial y vía la aplicación de Zoom, compartiremos la liga para que podamos unirnos en luz, esperanza, agradecimiento y profundo amor a la Celebración.

New Zealand

Whanganui

The Compassionate Friends Whanganui Chapter New Zealand

Date & Time:
December 13, 2020 - 6.45 PM
Location:

Meet at the Peter Pan Statue, on the lake edge at Virginia Lake Whanganui North Island New Zealand at 6.45pm

Highlights:

Peter Pan was ‘the boy who never grew up’ ‘ This beautiful bronze statue is an appropriate and pleasant place for us to have our candle lighting. We in New Zealand are proud to be the first country in the world to start this ring of light for our children gone too soon. Brief service with poems readings and the reading of our children’s names. The lovely “Precious Child” song will play as we light our candles.

Bring:

Photos or remembrances of your child : candles if you want but candles will also be supplied.

Special Events (after):

Light refreshments supplied. Attendees can move on to the City Carols by Candlelight Service held also at the Lake at 7pm but a short distance away.
Members will stay with the candles til 8pm.

Contact:
Keren Marsh
Telephone:
New Zealand 06 3443345
Email:
marshkandb@gmail.com

Portugal

Portugal

Cfeliz – Centro Terapêutico para a Felicidade

Date & Time:
December 13, 2020 - 7:00 PM
Location:

Este ano, devido a pandemia por Covid-19, o evento será realizado exclusivamente online. Poderá juntar-se a nós, através da página de Facebook @Cfeliz e aderir ao evento online, com a partilha de uma foto de uma vela acesa, ou de uma foto com uma doce memória, ou de uma mensagem, de um poema, enfim, tudo o que o ajudar a homenagear a criança que partiu.

Contact:
Cristina Felizardo
Telephone:
+351 964272847
Email:
info@cfeliz.pt

Braga

Clarisse Queirós – Socióloga e Conselheira do Luto

Date & Time:
December 13, 2020 - 7:00 PM
Location:

Rua Marcelino Sá Pires, n15 – Sala 21

Highlights:

Neste ano pandémico, não esquecemos a Iniciativa Anual “Acenda uma Vela” que une famílias e amigos à volta desta causa. A iniciativa irá decorrer, de forma online:

1. Junte-se a nós, acendendo uma vela no dia 13 de Dezembro, para formarmos uma Onda de Luz: amamos esta ideia!
2. Tire uma fotografia à vela que acendeu.
3. Escreva um pequeno texto, uma frase, uma mensagem sobre o seu ente querido que partiu demasiado cedo e envie através deste formulário:
https://www.clarissequeiros.pt/acenda-uma-vela/

Torna-se, cada vez mais necessário, aprender a viver com e apesar de. É preciso aprender a viver com a dor, com a falta, com a saudade e apesar do adeus. E é preciso, sobretudo, reconstruir-se!

Participe connosco!
Junte-se a nós!
*Para que as suas luzes, jamais deixem de brilhar*

Contact:
Clarisse Queirós
Telephone:
918667796
Email:
info@clarissequeiros.pt

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Los Amigos Compasivos

Date & Time:
December 13, 2020 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:

Virtual

Highlights:

Program in Spanish – Welcome address by Dr. Ada Rosabal-Silva

Invocation by Dr. P. Orlando Lugo

Reading of both Credos by a parent and a sibling

Violin and guitar music with a local singer will be played

Children´s names will be read accompanied by a bell toll

Special message by Nivia Vázquez, chapter leader

Candles will be lit at 7:00 PM local time

Confirmation from parents from Mexico, Chile, Puerto Rico and USA will attend

 

For Zoom information contact:  Nivia Vázquez al 787-590-3377 or by e-mail at:  nvazquez93@hotmail.com

Contact:
Nivia Vázquez
Telephone:
787-590-3377
Email:
nvazquez93@hotmail.com

Slovakia

Slovakia

Facebook Page – Sviečka na pamiatku zosnulých detí / Sviečka na pamiatku zosnulých detí

Date & Time:
December 13, 2020 - 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location:

Virtual meeting and candle lighting on fb page which is dedicated to the memory of deceased children, Slovakia

translation: Virtuálne stretnutie a zapálenie sviečky na fb stránke Sviečka na pamiatku zosnulých detí / Svíčka na památku zesnulých dětí, Slovensko

Highlights:

We will share photos of our children, music, poems and prayers. We will remember our dear children with love.

translation: Budeme zdieľať fotky našich detí, hudbu, básne a modlitby, Budeme s láskou spomínať na naše drahé deti.

Bring:

picture (photo) and candle

translate: obrázok (fotku), sviečku

Contact:
Zlati B.
Email:
sviecka-pre-anjeliky@centrum.sk
Additional:

Please, publish the text as I wrote it, also with a translation into Slovak language.
Thank you very much.
Yours sincerely,
Zlati Bačíková.

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