INFORMATION ABOUT THE CANDLE GUILD AND MEMBERSHIPS
The Founding and Purpose of the Guild
The Eucharistic Candle Guild was founded over 50 years ago by the Poor Clares in the Cleveland Monastery, and its work of love continues to this day.The purpose of the Guild is to embrace your loved ones, living or deceased, in the Sisters' community of life, love, sacrifice and prayer.
When you ask the Sisters to dedicate a candle for a loved one, the Sisters place the lit candle on the Altar of Adoration in cloister, and they remember him or her in a special way with the following Spiritual Benefits:
Monthly Triduum of Holy Masses
A Special Day of prayer every month by the Poor Clares of Perpetual
Adoration for Guild Members
A share in the daily prayers, good works, and hours of adoration of all the Sisters in the Monastery
The Memberships in the Guild is for any person you choose, living or deceased.The offering you give helps the Sisters maintain the Candles and contributes to the cost of utilities and sustenance.
The Annual Individual Membership is $10.00 per person
The Annual Family Membership is $15.00 per family
The Perpetual Individual Membership is $35.00
The Perpetual Family Membership is $50.00
Of course, membership in the Guild is not limited to deceased loved ones. We encourage you to enroll yourself and your loved ones so that you may all benefit in the Gifts Our Lord has to offer. Sometimes, it spiritual is even a greater work of charity to enroll someone who has offended you.Pray for those who hate you and persecute you.
May the Lord grant perpetual light to shine upon you, your loved ones and all those whom you enroll in the Guild. And may Our Lady of Sorrows grant you comfort in your loss and may Our Lady of Perpetual Help assist you and all those for whom you pray.The Memberships in the Guild is for any person you choose, living or deceased.The offering you give helps the Sisters maintain the Candles and contributes to the cost of utilities and sustenance.
NO NEED TO RENEW A PERPETUAL MEMBERSHIP
There is no need to renew your Perpetual Memberships each year.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
Annual Memberships for individuals and families should be renewed yearly before Christmas. Of course, your offerings are tax deductible and we will forward a letter of acknowledgement for your generosity.
Enrollment is a TWO STEP PROCESS. First, fill out the form below and click "Submit." Second, please pay for your Membership by clicking on the "Donate" button. Please submit the form AND the accompanying donation to activate your enrollment. Of course, if you would rather send a check by mail with your request, we would honor your descision. Thank you, and may God bless you and all of your intentions and loved ones!