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Heights Families Pray for Peace in Wake of Newtown Tragedy

Cub Scout Pack 17 families took part in the second annual Peace Light ceremony spreading peace, joy and goodwill by sharing a flame that traveled all the way from Bethlehem.

Cub Scout Pack 17 members and their families took time out Saturday night to gather at Corpus Christi Church continuing in their tradition of celebrating peace, joy and goodwill during the holiday season, a message especially meaningful in the wake of the Newtown School tragedy.

This is the second year the scout pack has taken part in the sharing of the Peace Light, a living flame which is distributed throughout the world traveling thousands of miles from Bethlehem. Once again John Hahn and his son Tim of Troop 15 in Glen Rock brought the Peace light to Hasbrouck Heights and sharing in their ceremony.

Hahn joined the Heights scouts in lighting a candle in the church from the Peace Light flame which was kept alive via an oil lamp. The candle will now remain lit at Corpus Christi all through the holiday season.  

Cub Scout Pack 17 members and their families listened closely as their leaders reminded them all of the meaning of the peace light. Scout master Henry Hahn referred to this light as a symbol of hope in these dark times.

John Hahn said sharing a symbol of hope in the Peace Light was especially important with all the torment going on in the world right now.  

The Peace light was shared among all in the church as scout leaders passed it to each youngster and family member who held a candle. Now that their candles were infused with the Peace light the scouts were encouraged to keep their candle, relight it and share the light with others.

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