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Hospice Luminaria Lighting to Offer Beautiful Night of Remembrance
November 04, 2021

In early November, lights will shine brightly in the night as family and friends honor the memory of their loved ones in a beautiful, peaceful and meaningful way.

The St. Luke’s Hospice 9th Annual Luminaria Lighting will be held on Saturday November 13, at 5:30pm. This year, the event will be held at Becky’s Drive-In, which is located at 4548 Lehigh Drive in Walnutport, to ensure social distance guidelines. Anyone who has experienced loss, at any time in their lives, is invited to come to honor a loved one.

"This night is an opportunity to slow down, shut out the world’s distractions and focus on the love and memory of our loved ones in a way that is special, unique and meaningful,” says Michelle Udicious, Director of Community Outreach at St. Luke's University Health Network.

“The annual luminaria lighting ceremony provides friends and families an opportunity to reflect, honor and celebrate the lives and legacies of those who have passed.”

The luminaria, which consist of votive candles illuminated in small paper bags, represent light and hope. The lighting is part of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Month observations.

During the St. Luke’s Hospice Luminaria Lighting, guests will arrive at 5:00 pm and receive a welcome bag that includes a personal luminary kit, bereavement resource information and water. Guests will drive through the entranceway lined with luminarias and memorial signs.

The evening’s program will be presented on the drive-in theater movie screen. The St. Luke’s Hospice Team will guide a collective lighting of the luminaria along with shared messages of inspiration, hope and reflection.

Registration is required. The event is offered free of charge because of generous sponsors. A suggested donation of $15 is appreciated and helps to keep the Luminaria Lighting and other support resources free to the general public.

“As a not-for-profit hospice, donations allow us to enhance patient and family care support, build our endowment for the future and invest in compassionate end-of-care programs and services,” notes Melissa Siegfried, Director of Development, St. Luke’s University Health Network.

We are so grateful for the generosity of our sponsors and our community. All proceeds support the mission of St. Luke’s Hospice to provide compassionate care for patients and families through the end-of-life journey.”

Sponsors of the St. Luke’s Hospice 9th Annual Luminaria Lighting are:

 

Organization/Donor

Level

Amount paid

 

Connell Funeral Home, Inc.

Luminous Sponsor

$1,000

 

First Commonwealth Credit Union

Angel Sponsor

$500

 

R4 Architecture

Angel Sponsor

$500

 

Service Electric Cable TV

Angel Sponsor

$500

 

Bennett Family Properties

Friends Sponsor

$250

Griffiths Family Funeral Home

Friends Sponsor

$250

 

Strunk Funeral Home, Inc.

Friends Sponsor

$250

The event will be held rain or shine since. Registration is required and can be completed online at https://www.slhn.org/2021luminaria or by calling 1-866-STLUKES (Option 4).