Wednesday 2nd February, Presentation of the Lord is also known as the Feast of Candlemas. It is associated with the blessing of candles.
Candles for use in the home & church should be left on the front seats of the church & will be blessed at mass that morning.
Faith in the Church has traditionally been regarded as a light. At baptism a lighted candle represents the faith story the newly baptised child has become part of.
We use them in our liturgies down through the ages.