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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: Canada, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Slovakia

Canada

Edmonton, Alberta

The Compassionate Friends – Edmonton/Strathcona County, Alberta Chapter

Date & Time:
December 12, 2021 - 7:00 PM
Location:

Our Annual Candle Light Memorial Service will be held Virtually for the 2021 World Wide Candle Lighting. Held on Sunday, December 12th, 2021 beginning @ 7:00 pm.

Highlights:

Words of Welcome, this Holiday Season, poetry, music, lighting of the candles, reading of children’s names, words of comfort , the slideshow, music and the ending.

Bring:

Please bring along a candle and lighter to participate. Register your child’s name and submit a photo by or before Friday, December 10th, 2021 by sending an email to briarpatchkids@hotmail.com.

Special Events (before):

No plans for prior to the event for this year.

Special Events (after):

No plans for after the event for this year.

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

Please register your child’s name and submit a photo if you wish by or before Friday, December 10th, 2021 by sending an email to briarpatchkids@hotmail.com.

Honduras

San Pedro Sula

Melanie Gissell Foundation

Date & Time:
December 12, 2021 - 6:00 PM
Location:

Ministerio Gracia y Paz, ubicado en Col. Ideal, San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras, C.A.

Highlights:

Bienvenida por Omar y Matilde (anfitriones), participación musical de grupo alabanza, presentación de fotografías y nombres de los seres queridos.

Bring:

Se les proporcionara vela de batería a los asistentes, ellos traerán fotografía de sus seres queridos.

Special Events (before):

ninguno

Special Events (after):

compartiremos un refrigerio al terminar el evento

Contact:
Omar Gomez
Email:
melaniegissellfoundation@gmail.com

Mexico

New Zealand

Whanganui

The Compassionate Friends Whanganui Chapter New Zealand

Date & Time:
December 12, 2021 - 6.45 PM
Location:

COVID willing – we will meet at Virginia Lake Whanganui by the Peter Pan statue. Follow the footprints :

Highlights:

Readings : Poetry : Candle Lighting Ceremony at 7pm : Roll call of our children : music :

Bring:

Photos ; mementos ; picnic chair if needed ;

Special Events (after):

After the event join us for light refreshments – juice and finger food. The City Carols by Candlelight will be on at the soundshell at Virginia Lake at the same time so participants can then move on to the carol service.

Contact:
Keren Marsh
Telephone:
NZ 06 3443345
Email:
marshkandb@gmail.com
Additional:

our website for New Zealand is www.thecompassionatefriends.org.nz

Portugal

Portugal

Cfeliz – Apoio ao Luto | Grief Couselling

Date & Time:
December 12, 2021 - 1830 PM
Location:

Online

Bring:

a candle

Special Events (before):

facebook live stream

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

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

LOS AMIGOS COMPASIVOS

Date & Time:
December 12, 2021 - 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM La Paz Timezone
Location:

Centro Yolanda Guerrero
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Highlights:

Dr. Ada Rosabal-Silva (a bereaved mother) will be the moderator, the TCF Credo will be read, the Siblings Credo will be read, Santiago Rosado Rueda (bereaved father) will sing “Yo te extrañaré”, bubbles will be shared by everyone, a bell toll will be heard for every name read by two bereaved parents, lights will go off at 7:00 pm when the candlelighting begings and a power point presentation of our children´s photos will be shown. 200 persons are expected to attend, radio and tv coverage included.

Bring:

Parents can bring their child´s photo to be placed at the main table and share remembrances.

Special Events (before):

Refreshments and snacks will be served .

Special Events (after):

Music will be played throughout the event.

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

We will also hold our candlelighting event via facebook live at: LACUSA Acto de Recordación (Los Amigos Compasivos USA)

Slovakia

Slovensko

fb page Sviečka na pamiatku zosnulých detí / Svíčka na památku zesnulých dětí

Date & Time:
December 12, 2021 - 18:30 PM
Location:

Virtual meeting and lighting a candle on the fb page, which is dedicated to the memory of deceased children.
translation: Virtuálne stretnutie a zapálenie sviečky na fb stránke, ktorá je venovaná pamiatke zosnulých detí.

Highlights:

We will share photos of our children, music, poems, greetings to heaven and prayers. We will remember our dear children with love.
translation: Budeme zdieľať fotky našich detí, hudbu, básničky, pozdravy do neba a modlitby. Budeme s láskou spomínať na naše drahé deti.

Bring:

Photo and candle.
translation: fotku a sviečku.

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